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Recipe: Apple chips

Posted October 15, 2015

Val Creager, the Apex mom, business owner and organizer of the Apex Farmers' Market shares this yummy recipe that takes advantage of the season's main fruit: apples.

I featured Creager this summer. In addition to her work at the market, she also is a professional photographer and runs Neighbor Boy Inc. and Tequila Dale's, a food product company, with her husband.

The market will host a Fall Harvest Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, at the market, 220 N. Salem St., Apex. The morning will include activities, prizes for kids, a food drive, live music, food, ice cream and a pumpkin carving contest that's open to anybody.

Here's her recipe for apple chips, which you can make with apples from the market and are a healthy treat for all ages.

Apple Chips

  • Purchase a few of your favorite apples. I usually like to get a variety of sweet, sour, crisp and soft.
  • Peel them and then, using a food processor or mandolin slicer, slice very thinly. I don't core them before slicing, so that they retain the beautiful star in the center.
  • Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper and evenly lay out all your apple slices.
  • Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon before placing in a 200 degree preheated oven.
  • Bake for one hour, then turn over all the slices and bake for another hour.
  • Turn off the oven and let the slices cool in the oven or on the counter.
  • The apple chips will crisp up as they cool.
  • They are absolutely delicious as is for a snack or with lunch, but are also great for serving with caramel, pumpkin or cheese dips.

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