By: Kristen Clifford
Now that we have tons of apples in our house from apple picking a few weeks ago (Feel free to look at my cute kids apple picking at my family blog.) I needed to come up with some recipes to use them all before they went bad. First I whipped up a quick batch of applesauce using Finding Joy in my Kitchen’s recipe.
Then using some of the homemade applesauce I baked up some apple granola, again from Finding Joy in my Kitchen.
Then, probably the easiest thing I made was some home made apple leather, you know like home made Fruit roll-ups. I loved these because, well they were easy, and they were healthy so I didn’t feel bad as Grace chowed down on them.
All you do is take 1 cup of applesauce and put it in the blender to get out any chunks. Then spread it out on parchment paper. Try to spread it really thin, then bake it in your oven at 200 for 1-3hours (mine took about 2 hours.) The edges on mine cooked faster then the middle, so as the outside cooked I just peeled those off, then tossed the pan back in the oven. You can go here, to get more ideas on other kinds of leathers.
I also decided to make a small batch of apple chips. You just slice an apple really thin place all the slice on a cookie sheet and bake it at 200 for 1-3 hours. When they were crispy enough for me I sprinkled some cinnamon on them! Nothing like a healthy yummy snack!