Recipes, Therese Elgquist

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Dried Apple Chips with Cinnamon and Cardamom

Today it’s finally Friday and we’re spending it with Therese Elgquist who is helping us with some delightful fruit treats (so simple, they basically make themselves in the oven). They fit for a weekend meal or as a snack – or why not in a homemade breakfast granola? Endless possibilities, as you can imagine.

Dried apple chips with cinnamon and cardamom
(the more apples, the more chips)

apples, preferably different varieties
lemon juice
ground cinnamon , cardamom and ginger

Heat the oven to 50°C/125°F. Cut the apples very thin widthwise, preferably with a mandolin. The thinner the slices, the faster they dry in the oven, but about 2-3 mm are usually a good measure. Dip the slices into lemon juice and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, and place in the oven.

Dry the apple slices in the oven overnight, for about 8-10 hours or until completely dry. Let the door stand slightly open so that the steam can escape out (fold a towel together and put it in the door if it won’t stay ajar). Store the apple chips in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Tip: buy a mandolin!
A mandolin is a great tool, and not just for when you want perfect apple slices for your apple chips but you can cut thin slices of beet, zucchini or fennel.  It’s great for making fun salads and nice for fancy garnishes. Just please keep a lookout for your adorable little fingers!

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