How to Cook "Apple Crack" (Dried Apple Chips)

This is how I make dried apple chips in my oven that are truly addictive. You can't just eat one. But at least they're healthy!

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How to Cook "Apple Crack" (Dried Apple Chips) Recipe
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First I gather my supplies. I want to work rather quickly so the apple slices don't oxidize before I get them into the oven.

First I gather my supplies. I want to work rather quickly so the apple slices don't oxidize before I get them into the oven.

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I work with one apple at a time because the amount you need all depends on the size of the apples. So first I core the apple.

I work with one apple at a time because the amount you need all depends on the size of the apples. So first I core the apple.

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Next I slice the apple on the 3.0mm setting on a Kyocera mandolin.

Next I slice the apple on the 3.0mm setting on a Kyocera mandolin.

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Then I place the slices on a silpat in a baking sheet. I want to get as many slices on 1 sheet as possible. So they are touching but not overlapping. If they overlap they will stick together.

Then I place the slices on a silpat in a baking sheet. I want to get as many slices on 1 sheet as possible. So they are touching but not overlapping. If they overlap they will stick together.

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I place the baking sheets in the top 3rd of the oven (or bottom if it heats from top) and bake @ 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, switching sheets @ 75 minutes to ensure even drying.

I place the baking sheets in the top 3rd of the oven (or bottom if it heats from top) and bake @ 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, switching sheets @ 75 minutes to ensure even drying.

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Remove from oven and let cool for 10 - 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 - 15 minutes.

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Store  in airtight container (I prefer glass). Apple Crack will last 4-6 weeks, though they start to lose their crunch after 2 weeks. Of course when I make them for friends they disappear immediately!

Store in airtight container (I prefer glass). Apple Crack will last 4-6 weeks, though they start to lose their crunch after 2 weeks. Of course when I make them for friends they disappear immediately!

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