October 8, 2008

enough already!

You may be growing tired of my (over)use of apples and cinnamon and if so, sorry. I can't seem to get enough.


When I saw this post about apple chips on eat make read, I knew exactly what was in store for the apples I had just gotten from work. We've been testing different varieties in some of our products, so I thought I'd do my own little experiment and see whether Gala or Golden Delicious yielded the better apple chip.

I followed the procedure closely. Apparently I'm not very adept with a knife, as my slices weren't that impressively thin. In fact, some were downright obese. The only change I made was to--wait for it--sprinkle cinnamon on top before popping them into the oven.


So which apple variety reigned supreme? Although I put the slices on different baking sheets, I ultimately couldn't distinguish between the varieties based solely on appearance. Taste was a different story--I greatly preferred the Golden Delicious, which just so happens to be my favorite fresh apple as well. They were much sweeter, and lacked the somewhat bitter aftertaste I found in the Gala slices.

These are an easy, yummy snack, chock-full of crispity, crunchity satisfaction. Don't take my word for it--after all, I do have a slight obsession with all things cinnamon. Go ahead and try 'em for yourself.

58 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

Neat idea to make your own apple chips, and don't worry... I'm obsessed with cinnamon too :)

Lorraine E said...

Haha I wouldn't complain about your apples and cinnamon as I love them too! I tried making something like these about 20 years ago, I even liked dried fruit so much that I bought a food dryer (which hasn't been touched for about 19 years along with the exercise bike and treadmill...).

Erinn said...

Too many apples?
You know what they say...
An apple a day!

Paula said...

Man, I bet your kitchen smells heavenly! I've never made apple chips and am intrigued. I also love Golden Delicious as well as Fugi's. Ok, now I need to go munch on an apple! YUM!

Pam said...

Yum! I can't wait to make these with my kids. I love, love, love apple chips and can't believe I have never thought to make my own.

Manger La Ville said...

I saw these apple chips on Eat Make Read ( I love her blog). I think these look really good. Great use for extra apples.

noble pig said...

I just died and went to heaven. Thank you, I like it here.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey grace
no way, we will be tired of the use of apple and cinnamon..it looks great and visual appeal is great..i also liked you peanut butter bars.

canarygirl said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic idea! So making these. I even have some goldens in the fridge!

Emiline said...

No, no, no, the more apples and cinnamon the better! Continue on my friend.

Hmm, I like Fuji. I bought some Jonagold tonight. I'll let you know how they taste.

The Blonde Duck said...

That is a brilliant idea! I don't care how many apple-cinnamon posts you put up--I'm drooling over all of them.

Y said...

Sick of apples and cinnamon?? Never! And I loove apple chips!

Leslie said...

I am soooo going to have to make these. I love apple chips and have never thought of making them myself!

giz said...

Of course we knew that cinnamon would make it in there somewhere. I love apple chips - my only complaint is that a gazillion apples make one ziplock of chips.

Foodycat said...

There is no way you can overuse apple & cinnamon! It is October FFS - it is compulsory!

kat said...

Bring on those apple & cinnamon they are so good & cinnamon is good for you too!

Prudy said...

Never ever too much apples. Ever. Especially since you are in upstate NY and get the very best. I'd love to make my own apple chips. I'm also obsessed with honeycrisp apples, having tried them for the first time at the farmer's market in Fairport,NY along the Eerie canal. I pay almost $3 a lb for them-that's the state of my obsession. I even have the kids hooked.

Lucy said...

Not nearly enough!! Bring them on ;-)

Mary said...

I actually really like apples so I'm super happy you keep posting on them. These chips look really interesting and I may have to give them a try!

Lori said...

too many apples? What? Impossible. Fall is just beginning, bring on the appley onslaught!

Deborah said...

I'll never get sick of apples or cinnamon! And I keep thinking I need to invest in a mandoline, because my slicing skills aren't that great, either!

Louise said...

Your house must have smelled simply wonderful from baking these apple chips!

Sandie said...

We tried a new apple variety this week in the Inn Cuisine household: Honey Crisp.

For all I know, Honey Crisp apples are old hat for some people, but they were new to us. Didn't particularly taste like honey, but they were mighty crisp and in a word, delicious.

lisaiscooking said...

I'm going to have to try some golden delicious. They're my Mom's favorites, so I don't know why I've always gone for braeburn or gala. I can smell these baking already!

anudivya said...

You made your own! I have only pigged out on the ones from Amazon (the organic apple crisps) or whatever they call it.
Never even occured to make my own. What a neat idea!

LyB said...

Don't worry, I just made a HUGE cinnamony apple crisp so I'm not quite tired of apples yet. It is Fall, after all! I love the idea of apple chips, the kids would sure get a kick out of them. :)

Veronica said...

Sick of apples? At this time of year? No way...keep em comin' I would love to try these chips-will they stop me from eating Lays?

Tabitha Blue said...

I think I'm obsessed with cinnamon as well... actually I just used up the last of what I had on apple butter! So I'd better make a run to the store so I can try these with my leftover apples from the orchard :)

Katie said...

Putting cinnamon on something only makes it better. These look great. The only way I get really thin slices is by using my mandolin, so don't feel bad about your knife skills.

Lisa said...

Those apple chips are beautiful and I'm sure the cinnamon can only make them better! It is good stuff and it's gotten to where every time I put a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon into a recipe, and that's pretty often, I think of you.

kimberleyblue said...

Yum! I love dried fruit, especially apples chopped up in some oatmeal. Yours look good - what a pretty fruit apples are!

Peter M said...

Great photos and dried fruits are wonderful snacks or great for part of hors d'oevres

Ann said...

But, OF COURSE, cinnamon - oui, oui!! Always with apples. Oh, and peanut butter with apples? Uh huh, girl!!

Helene said...

I like to read everything on apples. I'm not tired of it.

OhioMom said...

It is apple season, who could possibly tire of all the wonderful way to prepare them ?

Kudos! Those look fantastic.

Marjie said...

My boys just brought me a basket of apples last night, and we're working on them....with cinnamon & sugar in all recipes, of course!

Bunny said...

Grace do you think these would be good in cereal?? I've never made dried apples before but that's the first think I thought of ...oh I bet they would be!

Bridgett said...

I buy apple chips all the time but never even think to make them myself. How hard can it be, right? Yours look like they turned out perfectly.

ovenhaven said...

What a great idea to make your own apple chips! I used to love munching on them while studying, but have never thought of making my own. Yours look great! And don't worry, we're never sick of your apple-cinnamon affair :P

Jaime said...

omg i grew up eating apple chips!!! i LOVE them! i would love to try this recipe.... they look awesome!

diva said...

i used to have apple chips every sunday! but they came in a bag. :( i actually tried to make them on wed. but i was probably in the shower too long when i bunged them in the oven. next thing i know, fire alarm goes off and i've got black chips. not cool. x

Robin Sue said...

I used to make these years ago in my dehydrator. Wonder why I stopped? I put cinnamon on mine too!

Tabitha Blue said...

Just checking in to see if you had any more yummies posted. We are definitely using up those apples... making apple butter. I've still got a bunch though and need to make these chips!

Cakespy said...

I am absolutely apple-obsessed around this time of year--thank you for fueling my obsession with this deliciousness!

Indigo said...

There's no such thing as too much apple & cinnamon; it's my favourite combinatin ^__^. I loovve dried fruit (oddly, cause normal apples don't impress me) so am dying to do this XD.

Dee Light said...

This is just the time of year for apples and cinnamon. I will have to try this!! I love apple chips. Thanks for sharing.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey am not an cinnamon person but I guess your post might change too quick ;)

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Can't get sick of apples....keep it coming.

Gloria said...

Grace I love sooo apples and I love this!!!!yummy!! xGloria

dessertobsessed said...

the pictures are gorgeous!!

Any Little Reason said...

There's no such thing as too many apples! My mom always gave me apple chips as an after-school snack - this recipe takes me back!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ok, I've finally made this apple chips tonight! Delish!! Thanks for the recipe :)

Lore said...

I seem to only like apples when baked or made as chips and just like you I just don't get enough of them ;)

Marilyn said...

I could never, ever be tired of apples or cinnamon. Together they form their own special food group (and good-looking chips!).

foodhoe said...

those are very beautiful looking and sound so healthy. and please keep posting those spicy snappy crunchity recipes, we love them too.

Vera said...

There's no need to apologize, Grace! How can anybody get tired of cinnamon and apples?! And what a lovely, healthy snack they make together!

nicisme said...

Your chips look beautiful. I made some last year and they didn't look this good.

Jeanne said...

Apples without cinnamon would be a travesty! These look wonderful, despite their alleged obesity :)