Maple Walnut Apple Chips

Maple Walnut Apple Chipsadapted from Fresh with Anna Olson

  • 3 Tbsp. icing sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup, divided
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • dash ground cinnamon
  1. Mix together 1.5 Tbsp. icing sugar and 1.5 Tbsp. maple syrup in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with remaining 1.5 Tbsp. icing sugar.
  3. Slice the apple crosswise as thinly as possible. Do not core or peel the apple. Just remove the seeds as you slice.
  4. Place apple slices on the prepared baking sheet, making sure not to overlap. Brush with maple syrup/icing sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in a 225ºF (105ºC) oven for 1 hour or until pale golden and starting to curl, making sure to rotate pan after the first 30 min.
  6. Brush apple slices with remaining 1.5 Tbsp. maple syrup and sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon.
  7. Bake for an additional 20 min. Remove from parchment immediately after cooking and allow to cool.

* You can easily make these even healthier by decreasing the amount of syrup and icing sugar used.

*A mandolin or other slicer would make quick work of these apples. I just used a knife and tried to keep the pieces as thin as possible. Don't worry if the pieces don't look pretty, it won't affect their taste. :) And, if some pieces are a little thicker that's ok to, it just means they'll be a little chewier.

*The original recipe said to bake for two hours, but mine were done in one. If you don't think yours are ready in an hour feel free to bake them longer.

*The original recipe also used pecans instead of walnuts. Either would be delicious.

*These stay good for up to one week in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate or they will become soft.