Fall season means a lot of organic apples will be in season for your family to pick off and eat. There are so many varieties to choose. From delicious desserts to homemade breads, to nutritious snacking, apples are the perfect food for good health.
Store brand crunchy apple snacks can be one of the most expensive healthy snack foods. Learn how to make these same delicious crunchy apple snacks at home for literally, pennies per serving.
Macintosh and macoun apple varieties are excellent to use for this recipe. The tartness will tone down when dipped into a special sweet-tart marinade – a solution to that stops the apples from oxidizing too quickly once sliced and they give great flavor.
The picture will show all the ingredients necessary for this quick recipe.
Crunchy apple recipe:
2 – 4 Macintosh or Macoun
¼ cup of orange juice
1 fresh lemon squeezed
3 tbs. turbinado sugar (or any organic sugar)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
One large baking pan (used to bake cookies with)
Parchment paper to line the pan
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, dissolve the sugar and ground cinnamon in the liquids well and set aside. Peel the apples and thinly slice them carefully or use a mandolin. The thinner you slice them, the quicker they will back to a crunchy result.
If the slices are too thick, it will just take longer to bake in the oven; not a big deal.
Add the sliced apples into the marinade; use your hands to coat them well gently so they don’t break. Soak the apples in the marinade mixture for about 10 minutes.
Arrange the apples on the line parchment paper.
Bake for 1 hour, turn the apple slices over, and then bake for another 1 hour. If the slices are thick, bake for a total of 3-4 hours. Allow to cool in the oven overnight.
This will give 3 servings however, once you taste it, your family will want you to make more.
Store in a plastic Ziploc bag or jar with a tight lid to keep the freshness and crunch. Enjoy the healthy crunch of eating apples for snacking in lieu of salty chips anytime now.
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