I have been beyond busy, which would indicate my lack of blogging. I just got back from what started out as a wonderful and much needed vacation back home to Ohio to visit family, and see a dear friend of mine get married. This fun time away from work ended terribly due to the hurricane making her move though the east coast and pounding states on that side very hard with heavy wind and rain. Although I was supposed to arrive back to Florida on Monday, my flight got canceled twice, and Delta put me through hell in getting new flights, and delaying others causing me to miss more flights and so on. The last 3 days were quite an adventure for me in fighting for a way back south. I have safely arrived and my family up north is doing fine now that the power is back up and running (after being out for almost 3 days!) and most of the damage from large trees falling down and power lines all over the place is about cleaned up.
With that said, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Unfortunately I am staying in for the holiday. My vacation got extended which isn’t a bad thing, but having to go back to work after being off for a week means it’s early to bed and rise once again. While most folks are gorging themselves in the many chocolate variety packs and sweet candies that are going on sale tomorrow, I am pushing the candy to the side this year. For my Halloween treat, I’ve decided to make apples chips! Its a very simple, yummy, and healthy snack. If your not into dried fruits or haven’t had the opportunity to eat them, this is your time to take the fruit of your choice and dehydrate it in your oven. I absolutely love adding dried fruit into salads, oatmeal, yogurt and granola, or eating them solo. Apples are your best choice right now in terms of seasonal fruit, however, you may choose to do any fruit you like. I also prefer: bananas, mango, pineapple, and kiwi.
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1.5 – 2 Hours
-2 Large Apples (I used Gala)
-2 Tablespoons Sugar
-1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Method of Prep:
-Slice apples thin using a sharp knife or mandolin (if you have one)
-Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
-In a large bowl, add sugar and cinnamon to the sliced apples and toss until evenly coated.
-Layer a sheet pan with parchment paper, Spread apple slices onto paper, keeping an even distance in between each.
-Place in the oven and bake for up to 2 hours until dry. The texture should be fragile and lightly crunchy.
-Let cool for 10 minutes after removing from the oven.