Homemade apple and pear chips... just because, okay??
The other weekend I made these homemade apple and pear chips from fruit from a local orchard. I try not to eat much fruit, but the fresh, organic, local kind is the best there is, and I do love seasonal outdoor outings like u-pick anything. Celebrating the season!
But we ended up with too many apples and pears, so I wanted to come up with something new to do with them. I looked into homemade apple chips--turns out they're incredibly simple and tasty. I followed this recipe, if you can call it that--apples and cinnamon. Slice thin, and bake or dehydrate till they're crispy.
In that recipe she used a 200 degree oven, but I used a 135 degree dehydrator. They might come out a little crisper if you use an oven, but I didn't want to worry about leaving it on too long. The dehydrator is so easy and low-maintenance since you can leave it on overnight. (I have this dehydrator and a mandoline like this to slice the apples so thin.)
They're great! I love the light apple- and pear-ey flavors, and they are delish with some almond butter or even plain grassfed butter, cause I love just about anything with grassfed butter.