Friday, November 16, 2012

Cinnamon Apple Chips

In about two months I will be coming up to my one year blogiversary. I can hardly believe its been a year, and more than that I can hardly believe how far I have come in a year. You can take a look back at my previous posts if you would like, but Ill talk more about that around the year mark.

What I want to talk about now is what our life has been like in the last year. In a matter of a year since I started my blog I have lived in two countries, and two states in our own country. It may not seem like a lot (or it might actually be a lot - I dont know these days!), but to me it just seems like our life cant settle down. I am learning that this is the life of an animator's wife. And it has made me realize that I have the most perfect job, especially being married to an animator. I just have no idea when our life is going to require us to up and move somewhere else, and I cant just be leaving a job when I make a commitment, and it is very hard looking for short time jobs all the time. It just made me realize that I have been very blessed with finding my passion that works out so well with my husband's ever changing working industry.

I found my passion by accident, but it was really a blessing in disguise.

I didnt mean to get all serious on you there, it is just nice to know sometimes that you are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing. Dont ever settle for anything less. I know I have finally found it for myself, and that makes me really happy.

Now lets talk about these apple chips. They are so incredibly easy to make, but they do take a very long time to bake, so make sure you have the time to do something else in the meantime.

The good thing about baking for three hours - yeah you heard me right - is that the flavor is really locked into each chip that when you are eating one chip, it tastes like you have eaten a whole apple. It is so good and a really great and healthy snack to take on the go. Trust me, youll love these chips! Having these will definitely make up for all the food you and I are planning to stuff in our mouths in less than a week. :)

Cinnamon Apple Chips | Printable Recipe
makes about 30-40 chips

ingredients:
  • 1-2 apples, to preference
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200F/93C 
  2. Wash the apples and slice them using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, leaving the skin on. Be careful not to cut your fingers. You want the slices to be very thin. Discard the seeds.
  3. Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper, and lay out the apples in a single layer on the cookie sheets. Dont overlap.
  4. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the apple slices.
  5. Bake the apples for 1 hour and then flip over, and continue to bake another hour or two until the apples are completely dry.
  6. Enjoy :)
Source: Baked by Rachel



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14 comments :

  1. Finding what you're meant to do in life so rewarding! And these apple chips look super yummy.

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  2. These look fantastic! And I love the simplicity of them.

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    1. Thank you! They really are super simple :D

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  3. thee are SO beautiful!! i love that little star in the middle of the apple! i bet your house smelled amazing

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    1. Thank you Julie! It really did smell amazing in here. I want that back lol!

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  4. Carla, I've been wanting to make dried fruit and your timing couldn't be better. Of course these turned out gorgeous. I love the lacy pattern in the center. Who knew sliced dried apples could be so pretty. The kid and I made beef jerky this weekend. Didn't come out perfect but I think a dehydrator would have been useful.

    With your apple recipe, I'm thinking of getting one. Beautiful pictures by the way. Love your pretty bowl. :)

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    1. Oh I just love beef jerkey! So yum! I wish I had a dehydrator too, but the oven seemed to work ok ;) I know, who knew apples were so pretty in the center! love them :D Let me know how these work for you!

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  5. PS Carla, what program do you use to process your photos and add the pretty titles? I love how you did the fonts and design on the top photo.

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    1. I use Lightroom 4 to edit my pics (I dont do much to them - lighten and crop a tiny bit), and then I use picmonkey.com for the text on the photos. It is super easy and free to use. :)

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  6. Oh, I would love to have these around to snack on! They sound so good!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! They really are super tasty :) I want more in my house now haha

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  7. I feel the same about finding what I want to do! It's great, isn't it? :)

    And holy cow. Those are hands down the most beautiful apple chips I've ever seen. And I've looked at a lot of recipes!

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  8. This could have so been a wicked fresh friday :) fall style :) They look amazing! Stunning photos!

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