Applesauce and Crispy Apple Peel Chips

Applesauce and Crispy Apple Peel Chips

Serves Makes 4 cups
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Website Adapted from The Kitchn

Ingredients

Applesauce

  • 3lb apples (any variety or a mixture of your favourites)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (or ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water

Apple Skin Chips

  • Apple peels
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Small pinch of cinnamon

Directions

Applesauce
1. Peel, core and cut apples into roughly 1 inch pieces.
2. In a large saucepan over high heat combine apples with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, until apples are very soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
3. Remove cinnamon sticks and use a potato masher, a large whisk or a blender to process applesauce to desired consistency.
Apple Skin Chips
4. Preheat oven to 400F. Toss apple peels with canola oil, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Spread peeling evenly over parchment lined baking sheets.
5. Bake at 400F for 7-8 minutes, until edges start to brown. Reduce heat to 250F and continue baking for 15 minutes, until evenly golden brown.