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APPLE CHIPS

1/2 c. sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground ginger
1 Granny Smith apple, washed but not peeled

Preheat the oven to 250°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a shallow dish, combine the sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of the apple to form a flat surface. Place the apple on a cutting board. Using a small sharp knife, place it at the top of the apple and slice downward vertically to make 1/16 inch thick slices, working your way in towards the core. As the core appears, turn the apple. Repeat on all sides. Dip the apple slices in the sugar mixture, turning to coat each side. Place the slices about 1/2 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes. Turn the slices and bake for about 40 more minutes or til the sugar melts and glazes the apples. The slices should become crisp when set aside to cool for several minutes. If some of the apple slices are thicker than 1/16 inch, they may not become completely crisp, but will still taste fine or, if you prefer, you can bake the thicker slices for a few additional minutes. Set the apple chips aside to cool completely.

Apple Chips recipe is published in our November, 2013 Menu Minder, Issue #361.