Autumn Spiced Apple Chips: Two Ways

October 8, 2014 | By | Comments (38)


Fall is in the air—and in our coffee mugs, on our stovetops, and within our ovens, as well. The changing of the season means gorgeous burnt red leaves and crisp, breezy weather. But the part of this season I yearn for year-round are the incredible fall flavors that epitomize October.

Butternut squash and kale have become ever-present in my kitchen. Pears and pumpkins are piled in abundance at the farmers’ market. And sweet, crunchy apples are at their peak, meaning I’ll be finding every possible way to devour them daily. These apple chips are my newfound way to do just that. Sprinkled with spices usually reserved for lattes, these chips act like a blanket, wrapping up everything I love about fall into one delicious bite. They are healthy, easy to pack as a snack, and incredibly addicting.

Don’t be deterred by the time they need in the oven. As they bake, your house will fill with the most incredible aroma—a tasty treat and a new scent for the kitchen, all in one!

If you want to keep things simple, just sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and sugar. If you’re a pumpkin spice fanatic, you’ll fall in love with the first blend. If you want a more intensely-spiced chip, try the chai.

Spiced Apple Chips

3 apples (I used Fuji)

For the Pumpkin Spice Apple Chips:
2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground ginger
1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 ½ tsp. ground cloves

For the Chai Spice Apple Chips:
2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
sprinkle of sugar, if desired

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200° F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and core the apples (although if you prefer larger apple chips, slice the apple with its core and pick out the seeds as necessary). Using a mandolin, thinly slice the apples into rounds, discarding the bottom slice. Place the rounds on the baking sheet. Alternatively, you can bake the chips on a baking rack set over a baking sheet.


Step 2: Mix together the spice blend of your choice in a small bowl or jar. Lightly sprinkle over the apples, using a small spice shaker or your fingertips. The farther away you are from the apples, the lighter and more evenly spread the dusting will be.


Step 3: Bake the chips for an hour and a half. Remove from the oven, carefully flip with your fingers or a spatula, and sprinkle the new side with spices. Put the chips back in the oven for another hour. When the hour is up, check on the chips. If they are about as crispy as you want them, turn the oven off and keep the chips in the oven as it cools down. This will allow them to reach maximum crunchiness. If you prefer softer, chewier apple chips, reduce the baking time and pull them out when they have reached your desired consistency. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. Keep the extra spice blends in an airtight container as well, and use them in your favorite fall recipes.


Keep Reading:


  1. ammoore

    If these are kept in air tight container and ?? Do you think they could last 3 weeks? I have a marine to ship to and it takes a while for him to get the pkgs.

    November 12, 2016 at 7:56 am
  2. Fall is Apple Season! – ISSS Blog

    […] Autumn Spiced Apple Chips: Two Ways […]

    November 7, 2016 at 8:01 am
  3. Shelba Brooks

    My husband and I made these Autumn Spiced Apple Chips yesterday, and followed the recipe exactly but had to put the first batch back in oven and cook 30 minutes more, but they came out soft and never got crunchy. What is wrong? Is it the temperature on my oven don’t match 200 degrees?

    October 11, 2016 at 9:16 am
  4. travel618888

    To print, do a copy and paste and put it in a word document.

    September 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm
  5. Mary Thurrell

    Wold like to try spiced apple chips.;.can’t and printable version

    September 9, 2016 at 4:20 pm
  6. Apple Chips | Where abs are made in the kitchen

    […] as wholesome as possible, so I leave the apples as they are and just add a sprinkle of cinnamon.  This blog also has a great variation for any of you who want some autumn spice in this […]

    November 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm
  7. My Healthy Journey: Eating Mindfully with Rally | Pleasantly Piquant

    […] my second snack, I had homemade cinnamon apple chips (Cooking Light has some good recipes for this), and turkey lunch meat with a few red pepper […]

    November 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm
  8. Kasha

    Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station (University Terminal, TX) – Waveguiding Solar Concentrator.
    Department of Farming, the U.S. Division of Energy (DOE), and THESE FRANCHISES HAVE BEEN SIGNED UP

    November 2, 2015 at 8:47 am

    […] Zdroj: simmerandboil […]

    October 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm
  10. Friday Fab Four – Clarabelle

    […] if apple chips aren’t the perfect Fall snack than I don’t know what is. These look amazing and also […]

    October 23, 2015 at 8:14 am
  11. 4 Sandwiches That Are Better with Our Sweet Potato Chips | Cooking Light

    […] Autumn-Spiced Apple Chips […]

    October 1, 2015 at 8:01 am
  12. Michelle

    Were can I get the Apple si eres peleas?

    September 21, 2015 at 11:29 pm
    • Michelle

      Slicer please

      September 21, 2015 at 11:30 pm
  13. bys121

    If you bake the apples until they are dry and crisp, will they still keep for only a week in a jar? Has anyone stored them for a longer period of time?

    September 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  14. bys121

    If you bake the apples until they are dry and crisp, will they still keep for only a week in a jar? Has anyone stored them for a longer period of time?

    September 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  15. mikepope

    For those asking for nutritional information: it’s the same nutritional value as one (1) apple.

    September 16, 2015 at 7:45 am
  16. Shirl

    Please need to print this!!!

    September 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  17. Carol

    Would have appreciated a simple way to print this.

    September 13, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  18. Rebecca Gamble

    Do you have the serving size and nutritional content?

    September 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  19. My Healthy Journey: Eating Mindfully with Rally | Health Alliance Blog – Helping You Be Your Best

    […] my second snack, I had homemade cinnamon apple chips (Cooking Light has some good recipes for this), and turkey lunch meat with a few red pepper […]

    May 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm
  20. Clementine

    Do you have the nutritional information for this recipe?

    February 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm
  21. likeaboss22

    How long does it take to cool down and get crunchy?

    January 29, 2015 at 11:12 am
    • Grace Elkus

      Let them sit in the oven as it cools down to reach maximum crunchiness, about 20 minutes.

      January 29, 2015 at 11:19 am
      • likeaboss22

        Thx. I just did and they came out delicious. Lol I will have next week on my YouTube channel.

        January 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm
  22. czinoc

    followed the instructions exactly and they came out perfect! They were soft when I took them out of the oven, but I let them cool for about 10 min on top of the stove & they became perfectly crisp! Thanks!

    December 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  23. Karen Barney

    For some reason my apples burnt ?

    October 26, 2014 at 6:06 am
  24. Janet

    Pampered Chef makes a peeler/slicer that works wonderful

    October 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm
  25. financialwellnesscoach

    I have been using my dehydrator, but running it for 6 hours and STILL nit getting the apple chip loveliness has been driving me crazy!! THANK YOU for this! My house will go back to smelling amazing and my kids will be thrilled with the treat we’ve been striving for!!

    October 23, 2014 at 6:44 am
  26. Melissa

    What is your favorite kind of apple to use?

    October 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm
    • Grace Elkus

      Melissa — I used Fuji apples for these chips because they were the perfect size for my mandolin, but I think Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious would also work well!

      October 23, 2014 at 9:20 am
  27. Julie

    How can I print the recipe

    October 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm
  28. Jen

    Ours aren’t real crisp?!😔

    October 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    • Grace Elkus

      Jen—The longer they bake for, the crispier they will get. Try keeping them in the oven for a bit longer, and when you do turn off the oven, leave the apples inside while the oven cools down.

      October 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm
  29. stacy

    Sliced apples in Cuisinart. Worked beautifully.

    October 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm
  30. Fred

    I would love to make these. where do you get the slicer ??

    October 13, 2014 at 9:15 am
    • Grace Elkus

      Fred — Our test kitchen’s favorite mandoline is the Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer, which you can buy on Amazon. They are also sold in most kitchen stores as well as Target, Walmart, etc.

      October 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm
  31. Richel Sinoy

    delicious food thank you very much for the helpful knowledge

    October 13, 2014 at 5:51 am
  32. placidplaid

    Thanks for this. I have been buying very expensive ones from Fresh Market.

    October 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s