Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Yeah as of September the 22nd it officially became Autumn! I love the fall season crisp fresh apples, you don’t need an excuse to have pumpkin with everything. Warm apple cider, hot chocolate on chilly evenings, warm comforting desserts like apple crumble and steamed puddings galore šŸ˜€ Need I go on? We all have a favourite foodie season and this one is mine. Oh and it is the season of Halloween!!! Anyway onto todays recipe, a healthy snack of apple chips sprinkled with homemade pumpkin pie spice.

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

First Up Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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A few years back I sampled pumpkin pie spice for the first time while I was over in America. I brought a bottle back with me as you can’t buy it in the UK, sadly it ran out really quickly and it’s so expensive to buy online it’s just not worth it. No matter how good it tastes. But some research on the internet has shown me I can make this at home using regular spices I keep in the kitchen for a fraction of the cost of importing one small bottle. It’s just a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves all these are readily available in the UK. So UK bakers lets now all sample those lovely American fall recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice šŸ˜€

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Apple Chips

Now that we have our spice ready to go and trust me I will feature it a few more times this fall šŸ˜€ lets move on to these amazingly addictive healthy apple chips snack. What more could you want then a health snack that you can nibble on all day and not really worry about the calories. Yes there are a few in here with the measly 3 teaspoons of sugar but its not going to break the bank.

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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I am lucky I have a mandolin so I can slice fruits and vegetables quickly and thinly, its nothing fancy and only cost me a few pounds. Bargain! But these can be done by hand as long as you have a steady hand and a sharp knife.

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Just cut them 1 or 2 millimetres thick and bake them, if they are a little thicker you will need to adjust your baking times accordingly. You can also use other fruits, in amongst these apples I also tried out pears. They were really tasty but were only good for a day then went soft where as these apple slices will stay good for the best part of a week.

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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So enjoy a healthier snack that you don’t need to feel the guilt with and it tastes like Autumn.

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
 
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A healthy alternative to potato chips, sprinkled with homemade pumpkin pie spice.
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Recipe type: Candy / Sweets
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
For The Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cloves
For The Apple Chips
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
Making your pumpkin pie spice
  1. Get a small jar with a lid to hand. Measure out all your spices and put them in together.
  2. Seal your jar and give the jar a good shake so all the spices are well mixed. Like most spices this does have a limited shelf life. It will start to loose its potency after around 3 months.
Making your apple chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 150C / 300F / Gas mark 2 and get 2 large non stick baking sheets to hand. If you don't have a non stick sheet very lightly grease your baking sheets.
  2. In a small bow mix your sugar and spice together then place to one side.
  3. I am lucky and have a vegetable mandolin to do the hard work for me. If you don't have one using a sharp knife very thinly slice your apples 1 to 2 millimetres thick. Slice all three of your apples up.
  4. Place your apple slices on the baking sheets and sprinkle half of the sugar and spice mix over them and pop them in the oven for 20-30 minutes. You are looking for them to have started to curl up around the edges and turn a very light olden colour.
  5. After 20-30 minutes take the trays out and flip the apple slices over and sprinkle the remaining sugar and spice mix over the apple slices. Swap the trays about in the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
  6. Once baking time is up remove them from the oven and carefully place the chips on a cooling rack. Once cool, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week and happily snack away.
    Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Author: Emma

I make, photograph and write every post on Bake Then Eat. If you ever come over to visit you will be presented with a plethora of home bakes, expect to leave my home a few pounds heavier and with a doggy bag!

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    • Hi Natalie thank you so much, I have just been over to your blog and can’t wait to have a good mooch around šŸ˜€ Definitely give pumpkin pie spice a go its so simple and so versatile!

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  1. I’ve made these before and everyone loves them. In my head it’s Autumn but when I look outside it’s Spring. So we eat these in the Spring but if I close my eyes, my Americanness feels like fall. šŸ™‚
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    • Hi Maureen they are a good easy health snack to share šŸ™‚ It must be strange acclimatising to life down under where the seasons are all topsy turvy to how you grew up!

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    • Hi Victoria, thank you. Once I had sliced the apples the pips were really easy to get out šŸ™‚

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