Chips are the last healthy food on earth. Even so, since the world is trying to eat healthier there are many fruit chip options on the shelves. However, they are also very expensive too. Good news, did you know you could make your own fruit chips at home without a dehydrator?
While there are a variety of fruit choices on the list, our favourite way to make our own fruit chips is by using apples and pears. This is the easiest way to get started!
5 Easy steps to making fruit chips
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- Prepare 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using a mandolin, slice the apples and pears ¼ inch thick. Line each sheet with apples and pears.
- Bake for 1½ hours, then turn over and bake for another hour or until golden brown and crispy.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Tips on making tasty fruits chip
- Use unblemished, slightly underripe fruit to make these chips. They can be stored in airtight containers between layers of parchment paper for up to three days.
- The secret to making these fruit chips is to make very thin and uniform slices. We used a mandoline to do this and if you have it on we highly suggest you use it. However, a knife is good enough if you do not have one.
- The timing may be different depending on the thickness of your slices. The first time we made these I sliced them thicker and it took 2 hours. Just check them every once in a while to make sure they don’t burn.
A serving of organic dried apples or pears provides nearly 20 per cent of the daily value for dietary fibre. Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre helps control blood sugar levels and may lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, while insoluble fibre promotes a healthy digestive system.
My family really liked these oven-baked pear chips and they were so easy we’ve made them a few times this week. We hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as we did.
Apple and Pear chips
This pear and apple chips recipe is so tasty and so versatile, have them as a delicious snack or add some caramel sauce for dessert!
- Preheat the oven to 130˚C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the pear/ apples into ⅛- to ¼-inch (3-to 6-mm) slices. Arrange on the baking sheet. Spray the slices with nonstick spray or brush with oil.
- Bake for an hour, flipping halfway, until lightly golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.