Halloween treats can be healthy. Try these delicious apple crisps for a sweet treat made of fresh fruit. The kids will keep coming back for more.
Get your apple a day with these dehydrated crisps, which will sweeten from the low and slow heat of the oven as it concentrates the natural sugars. Apples are high in fiber and low in calories, and one serving of these crisps still count toward your five recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day. All forms count in fact, whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, or dried. Just watch your portion sizes of dried fruit, especially if you follow a diabetic diet, as the amount of sugar is higher for a smaller serving size. Cinnamon adds flavor that compliments the sweetness of the apple. Cinnamon contains antioxidants and may have other health benefits that continue to be studied.
- 4 large apples, such as Cortland seeded, thinly sliced
- 4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200°. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a sharp knife or mandoline, cut apples into thin slices (if using a mandoline, cut the apple in half first, then start with the sliced part facedown on the mandoline). With a knife, remove the seeds. Arrange apple slices in a single layer on the baking sheets.
Sprinkle 2 tsp of the cinnamon over apples.
Bake the apples for 1 hour. Flip the apple slices and sprinkle with the remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Bake for 2 hours, or until crisp. Store in airtight container.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: about 1/4 cup
* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content
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