This month we are celebrating all things fall in our house. It’s a year of firsts with our son and we are taking full advantage of beginning traditions. This weekend, we spent the day roaming a local apple orchard and picking the perfect pumpkin! If an apple a day does keep the doctor away, then these two simply delicious recipes will be sure to keep your M.D. forgetting your face! Here’s my recipe for Baked Apple Chips and my husbands famous Barn Cider.
6 sweet apples (ones you’d eat raw as their flavor will be concentrated)
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet (or two, depending on how many slices you have) with parchment paper. Slice the apples using a mandolin or very sharp chef’s knife so you can get them super thin.
Place them on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Flip and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon.
Bake for 1 hour. Turn the chips and bake another 1-2 hours or until the moisture has completely absorbed. Let cool and enjoy!
John’s Barn Cider
1 quart apple cider
3-4 whole cinnamon sticks
2 lemon slices
2 cups Captain Morgan’s Rum
Heat cider through lemon in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and spike with your desired amount of rum.
These are two recipes sure to leave your kitchen smelling sweet and your belly warmed. I guess the old tradition is right, an apple for the teacher really does make her smile!
Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian