These have helped tremendously to stave off my sugar cravings and are the perfect grab-and-go snack for busy moms.
I used MacIntosh apples and they didn’t require any special measures to prevent browning. If you think your apples will brown excessively, dip them in a solution of 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice right after they have been sliced.
Depending on how strictly you apply the Kitchen Test, spices might be out for Unprocessed. Since I bought my cinnamon whole while in Mexico this summer and ground it myself for the apples, I figured it was okay.
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1tsp.fresh ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together maple syrup and cinnamon in a small ramekin or bowl.
Wash and core the apples using an apple corer.
Slice off 1/4 of the top and bottom of the apple and discard. Slice the remaining apple using a mandolin set to 1/8 thick.
Spread the apple rings out onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Try to avoid overlapping the rings.
Using a pastry brush, coat apple slices lightly with maple syrup. Place in oven.
Bake for approximately 2 hours, rotating once or twice. Start checking on them around 30 minutes*.
They may be slightly pliable when they come out of the oven, but should crisp up when cool.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
*Baking time will vary with apple varieties, thickness of slices, and position in the oven. Keep an eye on them!