This post written by me on behalf of NordicWare and the Spice House, sponsors of #AppleWeek.
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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.
- 1-Pot Apple Sausage Meatballs by Books n' Cooks
- ABC Sheet Pan Dinner by Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Apple Bacon Goat Cheese Salad by Jonesin' For Taste
- Apple Bourbon Float by Our Good Life
- Apple Butter Overnight Chia Oatmeal by Love and Confections
- Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake with Brown Butter Streusel by The Baking Fairy
- Apple Cornbread Cakelets by The Redhead Baker
- Apple Crumble Muffins by The Anthony Kitchen
- Apple Noodle Kugel by Palatable Pastime
- Caramel Apple Pie Dip by Mildly Meandering
- Apple Pie Donuts by Daily Dish Recipes
- Apple Pie Turnovers by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Apple Pork Burgers by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Apple Cranberry Crock Pot Stuffing by West Via Midwest
- Baked Chai-Spiced Apple Chips by Culinary Adventures With Camilla
- Beet Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette by Caroline's Cooking
- Butterscotch Harvest Cake by Tip Garden
- Caramel Apple Cookie Bars by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Caramel Apple Sheet Cake by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake by Cookaholic Wife
- Cinnamon Caramel Apple Frozen Custard by Faith, Hope, Love & Luck
- Cold Apple Cider with Caramel Infused Rum by Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Creamy Blue Cheese & Sliced Apple Crostini by Who Needs a Cape?
- Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie by The Freshman Cook
- Deconstructed Skillet Apple Dumplings by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Fall Panzanella Salad by House of Nash Eats
- Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze by Soulfully Made
- German Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting by Cooking With Carlee
- Glazed Spiced Apple Cider Cookies by Savory Moments
- Hasselback Apples by Kate's Recipe Box
- PB Apple Muffins by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Skillet Apple and Sausage Stuffing Recipe by Lemon Blossoms
- Skinny Apple Crisp by The Saucy Fig
- Slow Cooker Apple Butter by Shockingly Delicious
- One Pan Pork Chops with Apples and Cinnamon by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Out of This World Apple Cake by Family Around the Table
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
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.