I can’t believe I’ve only just got round to making dried apple crisps. They are so easy to make and taste delicious. A brilliant way to preserve and store even more of the lovely apples that I get from my trees. PLus they make a fantastic homemade gift.
You can do these with pretty much any apple.
Wash the apples and slice them so that they are a few mm thick (thicker slices take longer to dry out) and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle a generous amount of ground cinnamon over them and mix using your hands. I found using my hands helped to spread the cinnamon over the apples better than a spoon.
Now place them on either wire racks or baking sheets and pop them in the oven for 4-5 hours on it’s lowest temperature (plate warming).
If you’re using a baking sheet you’ll need to turn the apple slices over every hour so the moisture can escape.
When they’re done they will feel a little leathery and bendy (they should not be moist) when they first come out. Leave them to cool for about half an hour and then put them in an air tight jar where they will crisp up.
Because it takes quite a while to bake the apple crisps try and use all the shelf space available to you, including the floor of the oven. The apples will also shrink after a couple of hours allowing you to move them about and free up one if not two of the trays to put more apples in!