Spiced Apple Pie Chips

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 21, 2010


Today the stars must have been aligned because I had an all around awesome day. It was a nice contrast to yesterday because yesterday I felt like I was going to pull my hair out and I had all these weird issues creep up. Today, however, was a great day. :) Lots of work accomplished, some successful recipe attempts, a great 4 mile run, and time spent with loved ones!

It is also a great day when your kitchen smells like warm apple pie…


Spiced Apple Pie Chips

Chewy, slightly crunchy, tangy, yet sweet and spicy. The perfect healthy Fall snack to throw in your lunch bag or give as a gift to loved ones.

Adapted from here.


  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of sea salt (optional)


Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment or line a dehydrator sheet with parchment. If using an oven and not a dehydrator, preheat oven to 150F. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside. Slice granny smith apples into very thin slices approx 1/8-1/4 of an inch in width. Leave skin on. You may use a mandoline if you have one. One apples are sliced place them into a medium sized bowl and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. Line up the slices on the baking sheet, making sure they do not overlap. Grab the sugar mixture and sprinkle over top of each slice. Now take a tiny pinch of sea salt and sprinkle very lightly over top. You may skip this step but I like a bit of salt to bring out the sweetness of the apple, however it might not be for everyone. Place into the oven or dehydrator at 150F. I dried the apples in a dehydrator at 150F for approximately 3.5-4 hours. Flip the apple slices every half hour to ensure even cooking. I am not sure how long an oven would take, but you can play around with it, checking them often when you flip them every half hour. They are ready when they are curled up a bit at the sides and a bit crisp yet still chewy. You can cook them to suit your needs!


These chips were quite easy to make!

Just slice up some apples…


Coat in lemon juice to prevent browning…



Lay on baking sheet or dehydrator sheet lined with a non-stick mat or parchment:


Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar…

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Spread it around with your fingers a bit.


And place in oven or dehydrator, flipping every 30 minutes.


After about 3.5-4 hours in my dehydrator at 150F. You can also bake them in the oven too!


This is really exciting.

If you are feeling really crazy, you can try brushing some melted Earth Balance or butter on top before sprinkling on the sugar & cinnamon. I bet that would taste great!


Wouldn’t these Apple Pie Chips make a fun gift?


I cannot contain my excitement. The 80 year old grandma in me is waiting to bust out!!


For some reason I wasn’t expecting these to taste as good as they did! They really knocked my socks off. Very chewy, a bit tart, and spicy & sweet on top. Amazing. :)

Next time I will probably triple the batch. :)


I’m off to snuggle up with Sketchie & Eric and watch some NCIS.

Have a great night! :)

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Amanda (Eating Up) October 21, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I would take those over potato chips every time.


Maria @ Oh Healthy Day October 21, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I think we just found falls’ equivalent to summer’s kale chips. And I’m pretty sure I’ll like these a ton more too :)

Beautiful photography!


claire October 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

What a beautiful snack!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

TIP: You can also string them and hang them in a cool dry place if you don’t have a dehydrator.


Melissa October 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Your photography is extra beautiful today, Angela! I’ve been making pumpkin butter at least once a week ever since you posted that recipe and every time I do, my house smells wonderful! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm

thanks! :)

Mmmm I need to make more pumpkin butter (just wrote nutter, lol)


Allison @ Food For Healing October 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Ooo loove those!


Teresa @ Teresa Tastes & Travels October 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I can’t believe how simple these look! I bet even I could make them! :)


Kristina @ spabettie October 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I made a version of these when I was in art school, so I could take photos and paint them…

great job – they look so tasty!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I used to buy something similar at the store–love! Now I just need a dehydrator…or I need my dad to go on a business trip so I can use the oven for 309243 years :) I love how curly they got!


Liz @ LBBakes October 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I’ve got to try these! I love apple chips and would love to make my own with local apples.


lindsey October 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm

these look lovely. what kind of sugar are you using? palm?


Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

wow – you are right – these would make a WONDERFUL gift!


Gina October 21, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Mmmm, love this :)


[email protected] October 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Wow- yum! Been wanting to make apple chips.


Lesley Lifting Life October 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Yum! Those look so delicious, perfect fall treat.


[email protected] October 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Those both look and sound delicious! I’m an apple fanatic, so those are right up my alley. I would rather munch on a bowl of apple chips than potato chips!


lisasfoods October 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been wanting to experiment with my new food dehydrator, so these will go onto my list. I was going to make some plain ones, but maybe I’ll make a second batch with sugar and cinnamon. Mmm.


lizlivingvegan October 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Oh my gosh! Those look so amazing! I wish I had a dehydrator but ill definitely try them in the oven. I love finding new apple recipes! How do you think these would work with red apples, like johnathan apples?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Im not sure but the original recipe said any type of apple works :)


Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey October 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

These look so amazing! I think the lowest my oven goes is 200 degrees. I hope that will work, haha.


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

That last picture is SO pretty!


Tiffany @ Eat, Run, Write, Love October 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Oooh, I like! And what a beautiful picture of the sky at the beginning! Glad you had a great day!


Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Any idea how long this would take to make them in the oven?


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

These look so delicious Angela — and I love how they look all stacked up in the jar :)


Hope October 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Oh my. Oh my my my!! This recipe knocked my socks off! I must make these asap!


Allie October 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm

oh yes- I’ll definitely have to try these out- sweet potato chips are my current favorite but these might just edge those out :-P


Wei-Wei October 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Mmmmmm. Delicious. I tried making apple chips before but it failed miserably and they stuck :(


Maria October 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Stop making such fabulous food that I want to eat ridiculous amounts of! Just kidding, please continue providing me with such great food porn and recipes :D


Jolene ([email protected]) October 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

The apple chips are very pretty Angela!!!! They would be a fabulous hostess gift!


Bridget October 21, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Those are some of the most beautiful looking apple chips I have seen! Most of the time they are all crumbly lookin’ but these are just perrrrrrfection!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I love dehydrating apples with cinny & brown sugar, or zucchini’s with nooch, for apple or zuke chips but honestly my fave thing…is banana chips. I make my banana chips like you made the apples, with cinnamon & I use brown sugar…or just leave them plain. ACtually plain dehyd’ed bananas are so awesome to me and I am not even that huge of a banana lover. But dehyd them…and Im in heaven.

Btw I think I just noticed your button/banner on the right hand side of your site..by sponsors. Your GloBakery button. Not sure if it’s new or not, but I just noticed it :) Cute!


Wendy October 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

If you’re baking them, how long should they be in the oven for?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

In the original recipe (its linked) I think he baked in oven them at 225 for 1.5-2 hours :)


Maddie October 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

What a perfect fall snack! I will have to try making these soon. Would they work with other types of apples too? Beautiful photography by the way!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I’m sure they would! In the original recipe it said any type of apples. I likes grannies b/c they are tart and it is a wonderful contrast to the sweet cinnamon sugar.


Moni'sMeals October 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Yes! what a great snack that I can make-no problem. Great idea Angela.
Fall we love you.
Your pics are so refreshing as always…. ahhh


Camille October 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm

These look insane delicious!


Janiek @ abrandnewchange October 22, 2010 at 12:52 am

I love apple chips, I wanted to make these myself too but somehow, I’m too scared beacause I think they will burn!:P You can buy them in the grocery store but it’s much more fun making them yourself!




Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA October 22, 2010 at 1:01 am

I loooove dehydrated apple chips. They’re one of my favorite things to make. You should try dehydrating kiwi slices, too!


Jo @ JAGS Fitness Blog October 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

So simple yet so delicious! Can’t wait to try them :)


Casey Thomas October 22, 2010 at 3:08 am

These look amazing! Thanks for sharing Angela.

I made similar for festive presents last year with stevia as the sweetener and kept them raw by using a dehydrator.



lillasn1gel October 22, 2010 at 4:47 am

Started reading your blog a few days back. Love it!

These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them!


JL goes Vegan October 22, 2010 at 5:47 am

I’ve been dehydrating apples like mad (’tis the season) and using cinnamon. Didn’t even think to add sugar because they are so naturally sweet. You didn’t find them too sweet? Might have to consider a little sugar, too!


stacey-healthylife October 22, 2010 at 5:49 am

I always forget how simple those are to make and how delicious they are too.


Lauren October 22, 2010 at 6:06 am

I just saw Alexandra Guarnaschelli make these this morning! What a fantastic idea for christmas gifts this year. :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 22, 2010 at 6:14 am

Great idea! I am always looking for something crunchy to snack on! how long od you think these would keep in an airtight container?


Paige @Running Around Normal October 22, 2010 at 6:52 am

I love apple chips! Fresh Market has some outstanding ones. Outstanding! Do these get crisp at all? They look fab:)


Kristy October 22, 2010 at 7:11 am

You have to stop this! Everything you post makes me SO jealous! Honestly – my ENTIRE life I wanted to SUCCESSFULLY make nutritous apple chips that are not covered in sugar, looks like I need to add a dehydrator to my chirstmas list :-)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 22, 2010 at 7:29 am

Ooh these sound yummy! I thought about buying some apple chips from Whole Foods last week but these look so easy to make at home. :)


Jenny October 22, 2010 at 7:46 am

Those are gorgeous! I wouldn’t even want to eat them, they’re so pretty! : )


jenna October 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

i recently tried my hand at making apple chips but i using the stove…..they turned out horrid! blech. yours look much betta! :) have a great friday.


Amber K October 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

I wish I had the patience for something like that! Yummy!


Nic October 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

Ha! I love your 80 year old grandma comment! There are plenty of days where I feel exactly the same!


rachel October 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

i’ve been wanting to make these for a while now, i think it’s time i do!


Heather (Heather's Dish) October 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

you just kind of made my heart SUPER happy with this! i love apple chips but have never made my own…it’s so easy though!


Charlie October 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

Looks yummy! I need a dehydrator.


[email protected] October 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

LOVE apple chips :-)


Therese October 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

Love this, Angela! My boyfriend will be happy for me to turn the ol’ Excalibur on again!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

I love buying dried apple rings from the bulk section, but if I’ve learned anything, it’s that homemade is almost always better! These look awesome.


katie October 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

Your blog has been featured in an article that’s on the Sympatico.ca home page!! :)
Congrats. :)


Kristin October 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

My gramma gave me her old food dehydrator a while ago (“Because you don’t, you know, eat regular food,” she said — XD) and this sounds like a great recipe to break it in with!!!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

These would be perfect to bring to work when I need my afternoon fix (like right now). I’m going to try them tomorrow in the oven with some unidentified red apples from the farmer’s market – probably reducing the sugar a bit since they are sweeter than the granny. Thanks!


zoe (and the beatles) October 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

yum!!!!! i have trouble eating apples because of the acid they contain but i find whenever i bake them my tummy is usually happy. i’ll try this one out soon as i get some apples in my hands :)!


mountain girl October 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Wow, these look great! Just the thing for my 3-yr old…I’ll bet she would love ’em!


Stefanie October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I get excited pretty much immediately when I read your post titles! lol If I had a dehydrator, I would be making these! But I don’t, so I’ll just drool at the photos! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm

You can bake them in the oven :) (see the original blog I linked to)- I think he said 225F for 1.5-2 hours


Stefanie October 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

AWESOME!! Thank you!! :)


Rachel October 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Those look so good! I’ve been wanting a dehydrator for a while… Might need to add that to my Hannukah list. What kind do you have?


Heather October 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

those look amazing, I never would ahve thought to make anything like that!


Shira October 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and I find it (and you!) really inspiring.
Also, congratulations on advancing to round six of the food blogging challenge!


Alana October 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Oh my! Those look amazing. We just went to the orchard last week so I’ve been trying to come up with apple recipes…this one looks fantastic!


christyn @ All Ways Nutritious October 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

great snack idea!! they look yummy.
i am debating on getting a dehydrator!?
can anyone recommend a good one?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I have an excalibur and I like it. Apparently they are one of the top brands


Amy K. @ Onehealthypeanut October 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Those look so delicious, I am going to have to make these today!! A sweet fall treat :)


Tracey October 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I can’t wait to try these. A little time consuming, but they look worth it!


Katie October 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I have wayy to many apples as a result of my addiction to the local u-pick farm. Made oven baked apples with your glonola and apple chips today! LOVED the apple chips, defintiely going to make some for my grandma = )


Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Those look so good and I love how easy and simple they are to make! Don’t worry, the 80 year old grandma waiting to burst from you can hang out with the 8- year old grandma waiting to burst from me! : )


Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Ohh these sound awesome!! I;ve never had apple chips, just dried apples. I don’t really care for them, but I’m sure these are much, much better.


Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Oh these are so beautiful! I’m obsessed with dehydrated apples. I can eat them non-stop! I’m always surprised by how tasty they are too, even though I know that they’ll be good when I make them.


Heidi - Apples Under My Bed October 23, 2010 at 6:32 am

These look wonderful, Angela! Thanks a bunch for the recipe.
Heidi xo


Wendy @ Seriously Sassy October 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

Oh MY GOSSSSHHH. My new mandoline slicer and I thank you. Very much. WOW.


Halley (Blunder Construction) October 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

Mmmm! These chips look awesome. Autumn in Canada must be so gorgeous. At least everything you have shared this season has looked like the quintessential snapshots of fall.


CHRISTELLE October 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

I have a nu-wave oven which can be used as a dehydrator. Unfortunately, the pan only has room for 1 sliced apple, but it’s worth a try! I read that you put the temp to 20% of the total maximum heating capacity. My chips are cooking as we speak (and the leftover slices that didn’t make it on the pan have now been devoured my yours truly). Oh, I also tried using Splenda Baking Sugar just to cut down on the calories… Thanks for a great idea!


Shelley October 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Looks absolutely yummy!


HeidiB2935 October 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Looks yummy and great photos!


KatieM~Run For The Bikini! October 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

These look absolutely amazing, I want to make them tomorrow!


Cassandra October 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

These sound GREAT, thanks for sharing!


Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa October 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I just made these and they rock! I baked them in the oven at 175 (the lowest my oven would go) for 3 hours. Crispy and slightly chewy – delish!


angela October 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm

i had been looking for a tasty twist to dehydrated apples after a recent orchard visit – just tried these and they are amazing! and so addictive. thanks! :)


Kaitlyn August 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Can’t wait to try these! Do you know how long they keep for? I’m wondering if I doubled or tripled the batch, how long they would stay fresh? Let me know. Thanks a bunch for posting this.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Hey Im not too sure to be honest – my batch was consumed quickly :) Just to clarify – these are very soft, not crispy like chips.


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