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Cinnamony Apple Crisps

Cinnamony Apple Crisps 10.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2018

An easy way to utilize apple skins that would otherwise be tossed, these crunchy crisps evoke the flavors of mulled cider.

To read the accompanying story, see: How I turned sandwich crusts and my 5-year-old’s other food rejects into new favorites.

Make Ahead: The crisps can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


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Tested size: 10 servings; makes about 2 1/2 cups

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 10 large apples

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Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

Use a vegetable peeler to peel each apple from top to bottom in strips that are about 1/2-inch wide and 4 inches long, adding them to the bowl as you work. Toss to coat evenly.

Divide the coated peelings between the baking sheets, spreading them in a single layer. Bake (middle rack) for 2 1/2 hours, or until the pieces are thoroughly dried and crisped.

Cool completely before serving or storing.

Recipe Source

From Washington area writer Nevin Martell.

Tested by Anne Midgette and Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 15

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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