A One-Ingredient Wonder

Make a fun, healthy snack with just one thing: apples.

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I'm definitely sometimes guilty of over-complicating things. A chocolate cake with 14 ingredients? It's happened. But this recipe is compensation for all that. It's super simple, fun, easy and delicious. And it contains just one ingredient that you probably already have in the fridge!

That's right, although you can buy bags of fancy, expensive apple chips, you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost! You don't even need any special tools. I used a knife to make these, but a mandoline or food processor might make things easier for you.

Basically all you need to do is slice the apples thin, bake them low and slow to dry out, then enjoy! In order to make "whole" slice apple chips you should use a corer to remove the center, then chop. You could also slice first, then cut out the centers, but it may be harder to get thin, even slices that way. For an extra-sweet snack, you can sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar before baking!

Amy Spiro is a journalist and writer based in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute's baking and pastry track, a regular writer for The Jerusalem Post and blogs at bakingandmistaking.com. She also holds a BA in Journalism and Politics from NYU.

1 apple (I used Golden Delicious)
Recipe Steps: 
I left the peel on my apple, you can do as you choose. Core and slice the apple in to thin rounds - about 1/8 to 1/16. Spread evenly on two lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake on 200 - 220 F, checking after about 1/2 an hour. Flip the apples over. Continue baking until they are dry and slightly crisp to the touch, checking regularly. You may want to take out the thinner pieces and let the thicker ones continue drying. Snack on!

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