Monday, September 24, 2018

Baked Chai-Spiced Apple Chips #AppleWeek #Sponsored

This post written by me on behalf of NordicWare and the Spice House, sponsors of #AppleWeek. 
Products for recipe development and review were provided; prizes were donated for the giveaway, 
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What a week! I hope you're enjoying the bushel of apple recipes that the #AppleWeek crew has going. And many, many thanks to Carlee of Cooking with Carlee for organizing this fantastic event. Please be sure to check out my introduction post and enter the giveaway.

Tuesday Recipes

Baked Chai-Spiced Apple Chips

It's been years since I've owned a dehydrator. So, when I received the Oven Crisp Baking Tray from NordicWare*, I decided that I wanted to try to make apple chips in my oven. I tried three different kinds of apples, different temperatures, different thicknesses of apples, and different baking times before I came up with this recipe.


I received a Chai spice blend from the Spice House, but if you don't have that, you can make your own with sugar, ground cardamom, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground black pepper, and some vanilla bean powder.


As I mentioned, I tested three different apples: Envy apples, Granny Smith apples, and an heirloom variety grown locally called the Strawberry Parfait apples. The latter were the ones I preferred in the end. They produced more moist chips with a slight chew. And, I'll be honest, I loved the pink flecks in their flesh.

Ingredients makes 2 trays

  • 3 to 4 small apples (again, I liked the Strawberry Parfait apples for this purpose)
  • 1 t Chai spice
  • 1 T organic granulated sugar

Procedure

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Slice the apples with a mandolin slicer. Because I liked them on the thicker side, I used setting two for these. 


Place the apples in a large mixing bowl. 


Add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat completely. Let stand for at least 10 minutes. They will begin to get a little bit syrupy as they sit.


Arrange apples slices on the the Oven Crisp Baking Tray. Bake in the preheated oven till apples are dried and edges are curling up, approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer apple chips, using a metal spatula, to a wire rack until cooled and crispy.


Note that they will not feel crispy until they cool down. Enjoy immediately or place them in an airtight container and eat within a week. Honestly, ours never lasted the evening.


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*Disclosure: I received products for recipe development and generating social media traction. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the manufacturers of this product or the organizers of #AppleWeek.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to have a recipe for apple chips that doesn't require a dehydrator.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I can just imagine how wonderful the chai is on the apples. What a tasty and healthy fall treat!

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