Apples in autumn

Apple chips

Sydney weather has not been so kind of late. Rain has been falling for the past week, and sunshine has become so rare. My mood, too, has not been in its best form. However, I have recovered a bit. Sometimes it takes ages for me to get over one particular `issue´ even though the answer might be real simple. Patience is what I am still learning the hard way. But setting aside, I have discovered some really beautiful angles of Sydney in autumn. And trust me, they look particularly beautiful in the rain…

I am enjoying autumn produces a lot these days. Persimmons are real love. And also apples. I am re-discovering the love for them after sampling some gorgeous crunchy ones at the farmers´ market. As I am trying to find nice words to describe the, I stumble into these sentences in a gorgeous cookbook by my favorite chef Skype Gyngell:

A good apple...

Apples are so versatile, I am sure each of you has one or two much loved recipes featuring them as the main ingredient. My current favourite is apple chips. A perfect snack which is particularly nice with a cup of warm tea, a book and some nice music.

There are a lot of apple chip recipes out there and all of them use sugar. Well, personally, I believe that if you are able to get some flavoursome apples, sugar is entirely optional. Baking will only intensify the apple flavours. Cinnamon (or other spices for that matter) is a must though.

I am sending this entry to Weekend Herb Blogging. During my time away from the blog world, it has changed a bit. Kalyn has entrusted Haalo with the event. And our host for this week is Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs). Do go to her blog early next week for the round up.

Apple chips


Ingredients: apples (unwaxed ones if you can buy them), cinnamon powder

Tool: a mandolin (my cheap plastic one works like a charm)


Preheat oven to the lowest setting.

Put some lemon juice in a bowl of water. We will dip the apple slices in here to avoid discoloration.

Slice the apples thinly using the mandolin. Place them in the lemon water mixture.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat dry the apple slices and place them onto the baking sheet, avoid overlapping. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

Place the baking sheet into the oven. Bake for 1-1.5 hours or until the apple slices are crispy. Transfer the chips onto a cooling rack.

25 Responses to Apples in autumn

  1. May says:

    Just lovely!!! I could imagine the sweet taste and good smell of apple chips on a rainy day…

  2. Graziana says:

    I love apple but never tried this recipE. Thank you for sharing this with WHB!

  3. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Those are lovely enough to hang on a Christmas tree — and I've seen people do it. I agree — apples and cinnamon together are a must.

  4. Manggy says:

    Gotta love that all-natural sweetness! (Well, alternatively you could salt it and eat it like crisps, but…) So pretty too!

  5. Kalyn says:

    Anh, you have definitely not lost your touch with the photos; just gorgeous.

  6. Rose says:

    Gorgeous photography, I am now craving apple chips! I will have to make this recipe :)

  7. Elle says:

    A wonderful reminder of how good apples are…and a great recipe. I agree about not needing sugar if the apple is already sweet. With a cup of orange spice tea and a good book what could be better?

  8. Katie says:

    I love this idea and I can't wait until apples are in season here to try it out! Do they keep well?

  9. Anh says:

    May, thanks lovely. The discover of your blog made my day ;)

  10. tastestopping says:

    Apples are my favorite fruit. I could probably eat 2-3 a day just to satisfy my recommended intake. Recently an apple called Honey Crisp has been available in the States, and it rocks! Since it is a new cross-breed, I'm not sure if it would be available in your neck of the woods. If so, please try one. When they're good, they're better than anything out there!

  11. pigpigscorner says:

    Lovely pictures! I've never tried drying fruits myself. Thanks for sharing this!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I love apple chips!!! I havent made homemade in a long time!! Great pics!!

  13. Johanna says:

    Isn't that star gorgeous in the middle of your dried apple – I am loving apples right now – and have a few apple cake recipes I really need to make

  14. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge says:

    These look gorgeous. I was thinking of doing the same thing with some pears I have. Thanks for reminding me about the lemon juice trick…totally forgot about that

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Great idea! Apples are so plentiful nowadays and it beats buying these in packets with preservatives!

  16. Coffee and Vanilla says:

    Hi Anh,

  17. Sophie says:

    Lovely aple chips!

  18. Callipygia says:

    These are beautiful and must have surely cheered you up! You know I love the crunch of apple crisps but never thought to make them. Plus i like the star shape within them!

  19. Sophia says:

    these look great. i love apples! by the way its winter in sydney in june, not autumn :)

  20. Kitchen Flavours says:

    I never had chips with apples….looks yum…..crisp and gorgeous….

  21. Bridget says:

    I love these!! Thank you for a beautiful post. I've included this recipe in my

  22. Julia @Mélanger says:

    These apple chips are just wonderful. I love apples, too. One of my absolute favourite fruits. How can you go wrong!

  23. Gala says:

    I adore apple chips! I wish I had a mandoline…..

  24. Trendle Ellwood says:

    You have a beautiful blog and wonderful pictures. I love the picture of the star in the middle of the apple chip

  25. Greetings Anh

    I would have liked to pin your homemade apple chip recipe but your pin it feature does not supply an image with the pin. Can this be fixed, I wonder? I will try again another time…I think that i will especially enjoy to have a look around at all of your wonderful food.

    Warm Regards, Valerie

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