We recently acquired a whole heap of apples, I am just one of those people who cannot say no to free food, especially when it is fresh fruit/vegetables. So this weekend I’m working my way througb trying out a few apple recipes, there may be a bit of apple overload on my bog. Apologies. It’s good to be seasonal though isn’t it.
I love Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. Today a quick apple search reminded me of apple crisps which I tried to make once before and was very disappointed. With so many apples to hand and some time to read through a number of different techniques I decided to revisit the idea. This time I was successful. So successful that my first batch were greedily devoured by the toddler very quickly and I have to make more.
If you have a few hours at home and its a bit cold, why not try this out as it will warm up the kitchen and make your house smell delicious too. I’ve now got a pot of these ready for snacks throughout the week.
- 4 apples
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sugar
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1/140C
- Slice the apples horizontally as thinly as possible (going through the core so you get a pretty star shape).
- Keep the skin on and do not worry about coring the apples first.
- Line a baking tray with parchment and lightly grease it.
- Mix the lemon juice and water together and place the apple slices in the mixture.
- Remove, shake off excess water and place on the baking trays.
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar together
- Lightly coat the apple slices in the mixture and place on the trays
- Bake the apple slices for about 3 hours, checking and turning every 30 minutes. For chewy apple slices remove them slightly earlier, if you leave them longer they will crisp up.
- Store in an airtight tin.