What do you do when the supermarket has apples on sale at 99c/kg? A heck of a lot of baking, that’s what.
What can you make that’s a lil’ healthier than the usual muffins and pies, and will keep a ill’ longer if you need it to? Apple crisps!
These babies are tasty, and oh-so easy to make. Best of all – they only take two ingredients: apples and cinnamon. Conveniently, they are two of the tastiest ingredients in my cupboard.
First steps first, pre-heat your oven to 110 degrees Celsius (or 225 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are so inclined). Line a baking sheet with baking paper (I ran out and had to use tin foil… Not ideal, but it worked) and get ready to
manhandle chop your apples!
You want to core your apples and slice them into really thin slices. I didn’t have a coring thingee-ma-bob, so I sliced them first them cut the icky core bits out afterwards. My slices were a little too thick too – try and get them as thin as possible. And even slicing is your friend… You don’t want the pieces to be wildly different sizes.
Once you’ve got enough slices, lay them out on your baking sheet. You want to leave a little bit of room around each piece so they’re not over lapping (this will help them dry-out quicker).
Sprinkle your slices with a bit of cinnamon, or in my case, a lot. And toss the tray into the oven.
You will need to leave them in for an hour, flip them over, and then pop them in for another hour or so – until they’re dry and crispy.
Remember, you’re really just dehydrating the apple, rather than baking it per se. If they’re browning (like some of mine… Sort of hidden in the below shot), they’re more than done and they won’t have the perfect texture or taste. So, ummm… Yeah, don’t do that.
Expect them to morph and buckle slowly – that’s a good thing – you are removing all the moisture after all.
If done properly, these babies will last a while – but you’ll probably eat them well before then.
They’re yummy on their own, or dip them in the teensiest bit of yogurt for a mouthwatering combination. The hard part will be telling yourself to stop.
So – think you’ll try it?
Can you think of any other healthy recipes for making the most of my apples?