Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps


Forget store bought snacks and make your own afternoon treat of sweet and spicy baked apple crisps. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
40 to 46 slices


  • 2 large apples, such as Braeburn, Jazz, Pink Lady, or Gala, cored

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Using a mandoline or a serrated knife, cut apples crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheets. In a small bowl combine sugar and chipotle pepper. Sprinkle apple slices with half of the sugar mixture. Use a pastry brush to brush mixture over apple slices to cover evenly. (Or, place the sugar mixture in a small sieve. Hold the sieve over the apple slices and stir the mixture with a spoon to evenly disperse the sugar mixture over the apples.) Turn apple slices and repeat with remaining sugar mixture.

  3. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until crisp, turning apple slices and rotating pans every 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

To Make Ahead:

Place cooled apple crisps in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
29g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Vitamin C 5.7mg 29%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 132mg 3%
Folate, total 3.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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