Homemade apple and pear chips... just because, okay??

I'm excited about this DIY - a simple homemade version of something I remember from the stores - not because it's the absolute greatest thing in the world, but because I love doing things myself and I love using local bounty in new ways.

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.

Another apple fave of mine is this delicious real food, Paleo-friendly grain-free "apple crumble" recipe I came up with. Now it's the season to make it from local fruit!

5 comments

  1. Those look tasty... and pretty too.

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  2. Yum! These look really delicious!

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  3. YUM! I've tried making apple chips and it never works! I'll try your recipe!

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  4. I baked apple chips once, them promptly at ALL of them! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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