Let’s learn how to make apple chips! Homemade dried fruit is a fun, healthy kids’ snack, great in homemade granola or trail mix and a perfect on-the-go snack paired with cheese.
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Lemon ginger apple chips ingredients
Please note that the amounts are up to you. Make as much as you like.
- 1 lb. apples, I prefer Pink Ladies
- 2 lemons, juice only
- 1 tablespoon ginger juice**
How to make apple chips
- Turn the apple on its side and with a very sharp knife slice the apple into 1/8 inch thick rounds so that the core creates a star shape in the middle. Don’t worry. Most of the seeds will fall out when dried.***
- Add all of your slices to a bowl and pour the lemon and ginger juice over the slices. Stir so that all the apples become covered in juice. This will help them keep their pretty color and will give them a bright, light, zingy taste.
- Oven: line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay your apple slices out in an oven preheated to 200°F and dry for 2-3 hours or until there is no more moisture and the slices are crisp. Dehydrator: Lay your apple slices out on dehydrator trays. Set dehydrator to 150°F and dry apples for 20 hours or until there is no more moisture and the slices are crisp.
**If you do not have a juicer that can juice ginger root, you can buy organic ginger juice online or in health food stores.
***If you plan to add your ginger apple chips to granola or trail mix, chop your thin round slices into smaller pieces
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“How to Make Apple Chips” was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Monica’s delicious recipes will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.
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