Tag Archive: fall
Apple chips are really easy to make, and are a sweet, healthy, crunchy snack addiction. You don’t need to add anything at all – just bake a bunch of apple slices at 200F for an hour, then flip them and continue baking until mostly dry. Brushing with a little optional maple syrup and cinnamon makes them extra special.
- Apples (not optional)
- Maple Syrup and Cinnamon (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice apples thinly crosswise, using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer (about ⅛" thick).
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat sheet, and arrange slices in one layer, as many as you can fit on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour, flip slices over and bake for another hour or until all slices are just getting crispy and very lightly browned. Continue baking as noted above.
Calvados is a French apple brandy from Normandy. Combined with the maple syrup we brought home from our last trip to Maine, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, we ended up with up a cocktail that had us longing for Fall – and pancakes!
- 1½ oz calvados (or apple brandy)
- 1 oz. maple syrup (grade A)
- ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ice cubes
- green apple slices
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the calvados, maple syrup, lemon juice and ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glass filled with ice and add the green apple slices as a garnish.