Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips
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Serves: 35-40 chips
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2 crisp apples such as Pink Lady
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, add water, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and lemon juice.
  2. Bring to a low boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Wash and dry apples. Using a mandolin slicer, cut your apples as thin as possible, removing the seeds as needed.
  4. Place slices in the cooled syrup. Let them soak in the syrup for at least two hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Remove apple slices from the syrup and pat dry using paper towels. Line two cookie sheet with parchment paper or place cooling racks on top of cookie sheets. Spread the apples slices out on your cookie sheets in a single layer.
  6. Bake for one hour and then flip the apple slices. Bake for another 60-90 minutes depending on the thickness of your apple slices. Check them frequently to make sure that they don't burn. The chips will crisp up a little bit after you remove them from the oven.
  7. Resist the urge to jack up the temperature of your oven to make the process quicker. I tried that for a second batch. The chip on the left is what happens when you turn up the oven to 225 degrees.
Adapted from a recipe by Alex Guarnaschelli.
Recipe by MealHack at