Since I live in Washington state, it's probably no surprise to you that I love apples. Before I moved here, I actually had no idea there were so many types. I was kind of an apple lover before, so I had my favorites (Honey Crisp, of course) but there are so many varieties in the fall here that you could almost have an entire store devoted to selling them as they take over a large portion of the produce section. Since we are so apple crazy here in Washington, it means I can get GREAT savings on apples. I usually buy a lot when they are on sale and get crazy in the kitchen as well as preserve them for later. If you are looking for a fun way to preserve apples and some delicious apple recipes, you have come to the right place.
How to Make Apple Chips in an Oven
Making apple chips in a dehydrator is pretty easy and straight-forward, but what if you don't have one? Apple chips are an easy and delicious snack to make out of a good apple harvest. To make them in an oven, first decide if you want them super crispy or a bit chewy. For chewy ones, cut the apples a bit thicker, for crispy, you will need them very thin. A mandolin works the best for slicing uniform slices for this. Cut up the desired amount of apples, making sure to remove any stems and seeds and mix them in a bowls with some cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Don't get too carried away as it will intensify as the apples dry out. Pre-heat oven to the lowest setting on your oven such as 225. Lay the apples on a single layer on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour. They are done when they curl on the ends and brown up a little. Store them in zipper style bags. Apple Chips make a delicious addition to trail mix like this Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix Recipe.
10 Delicious Apple Recipes
Nothing says autumn like caramel apples and this recipe for Apple Pie Caramel Apples is like a double treat!
Make a classic apple pie that is a real crowd-pleaser with this Deep Dish Low Sugar Apple Pie from Saved By Grace.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are a great twist on a classic pie favorite. These ones are from Sally's Baking Addiction.
For a great classic treat that allergy friendly too, try this Gluten Free Apple Cheddar Crumble.
Try these sweet and savory Apple Spice Pork Chops with real apples in the topping from Budget Bytes.
Try this Low-Fat Apple Cake from As Easy As Apple Pie. It looks absolutely heavenly!
Apples aren't usually something people think of when it comes to smoothies but this Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie from Amy's Healthy Baking sounds delicious.
Apple Butter is a classic way to preserve an abundant apple harvest. This recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Butter is from My Frugal Adventures.
Kick lunch or dinner up a notch with this Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad from Julia's Album.
This Slow-Cooker Bloomin' Apple sounds like a great way to not only end a meal, but make your home smell wonderful as it bakes!
Have lots of apples? Use them to make Homemade Applesauce in a pressure cooker and then can the applesauce to enjoy all year.
Make this Savory Apple Pizza as a fun alternative to traditional pizzas on your next pizza night!