Better-Than-Store-Bought Apple Chips

Better Than Store Bought Apple Chips
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 60 minutes
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2 cup(s) apple juice, unsweetened, (if possible, juice your own from about 5-6 large apples)
1 whole cinnamon stick
2 large apple(s)
1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. In a large pot over high heat, combine apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a low boil.
  3. Remove top and bottom of apple and slice crosswise to make 1/8 thick chips. Discard any seeds.
  4. Carefully drop apple slices into boiling juice and cook 4-5 minutes. Apple slices will appear translucent.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove apple slices from juice and place on a clean cloth towel. Pat dry.
  6. Place dried apple chips on a wire cooling rack placed on a cookie sheet (this will catch any drips).
  7. Bake 30-40 minutes until apple slices turn golden brown and are almost dry to the touch.


  1. Susan Pauldine

    I make apple chips using my dehydrater by washing the apples coring them and slicing them with the skins on dipping them in a solution of water and lemon juice. dry them a little and sprinkle with cinnamon and dry. YUMMY

  2. Katie

    What temp should the oven be set to?

  3. Jonathan Butler

    This recipe doesn’t give the oven temperature. What temp should the oven be set to?

    • Neely

      @Jonathan Butler – It actually says to preheat to 250.

  4. Stefanie

    @Neely – Where does it state to preheat? I’m not seeing it anywhere. :(

    • Neely

      @Stefanie – First line.

  5. Meg

    I don’t see the temperature listed anywhere, not even the first line. Is 250 the actual temp for the oven?

    • Neely

      @Meg – Sorry, everyone! We’re working on it. Will be fixed today.

  6. Srl

    I tried making these and they never got crispy… just mushy. :-( Did I cut the apples too thick? Maybe temperature needs to be higher?

    • Neely

      Srl – Maybe you didn’t bake them for long enough? If they’re mushy, it just means there’s still moisture in them. Not sure – sorry!

  7. Gabe

    This recipe is a huge waste of time. If the apple chips turn out or not. just eat the apples or if you really want apple chips put the chips in a dehydrator. Pick something better and choose a recipe that won’t make you feel like an old lady stiring the apple chips in the oven.

  8. Anna

    This is my second time making these. I REALLY like them! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Shelley

    I made these these last night. The last night. Although the process was simple, it was time consuming. As Gabe stated, just eat the apple.

  10. yfrausto

    when do you add the ground cinnamon?

    • Neely Quinn

      Yfrausto – Please see instruction number 2.

  11. Jolene

    As someone who doesn’t have-or can’t afford a dehydrator, and is looking for a different way to snack on apples, this is great. Despite the time it will take to do this.
    Seriously people, if the recipe isn’t for you, that’s nice, but there are people out there that look for stuff like this.

  12. Denise

    This is what I did 2 big apples slice with a mandolin very thin( or a nife) be careful ! Spread out the slices on a cookie sheet add 1 tbsp coconut oil toss the slices around sprinkle cinnamon and unsweetened coconut flakes set the oven on 350f let sit for 20-25 min

  13. Rebecca

    Yum, thanks Neely.
    If I wanted a standard apple, I would eat it but sometimes its nice to spice things up a bit. i remember when the Paleo community was positve and supportive…… Too many whingers and Paleo police raining on everyones parade these days. Lighten up people, remember its about alot more than just food and exercise.

  14. Jaime

    Why would you ever put apples in apple juice? Just dry them either in the oven on a low temp or in the dehydrator.

  15. Paleo Moxie

    I cut my slices a little thicker unintentionally and had to bake them forever. But they came out great… just wished I had a larger batch! I do have a dehydrator, but like trying different recipes. Very good. Sprinkled cinnamon before putting them in the oven… I read the directions 10x and at the time, it didn’t mention where that comes in. Just used common sense. :)

  16. Caitlin

    Can you use do this with pears too?

  17. Jonathan Parkhill

    Agreed with Jolene people are quite rude if its not for you then you dont need to make it. Great recipee.

  18. Helen

    I as well couldn’t find when to add the ground cinnamon. The 2nd step included the cinnamon stick, not the ground cinnamon. I just figured you would add it just before putting them in the oven.

  19. Lindsey

    I dont have a wire cooking rack, would this work with parchment paper on a baking sheet?

    • Neely

      Lindsey – It won’t dry it out as much, but you can try it. I’d maybe go buy one – even a super cheap one from goodwill would do.

  20. Molly G

    Anyone drink the juice you cooked the apples in or mix it with anything?

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