Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all our U.S. readers the Happiest of Thanksgivings!

Many Thanks from PennyWise for all your kind comments, input, and support.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

An Apple a Day: Easy Autumn Baked Apple Chips

It seems the humble apple suddenly takes on a sort of magic in the Autumn; baked into pies and cobblers, warmed as mulled cider or drizzled with caramel it's suddenly the must-have flavor to accompany hay rides, firesides and leaf raking. While never one to turn down these gloriously gooey sugar laden apple sweets, I found dozens of incredibly easy healthier apple snack recipes like these chips on Pinterest. 
I adapted this delicious one from kosher on a budget but there's also a pear version I'm dying to try from kleinworth & co. 

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips

I experimented a bit as this is really a non-recipe, recipe. 

 2 large apples (I made a smaller batch but can it be doubled)
cinnamon for sprinkling 
1 Teaspoon sugar
Thinly slice apples into chips. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and top with sugar
 arrange on parchment lined cookie sheet
Bake at 250 degrees 1 1/2 -2 hours, depending on oven 
flip once or twice, until light golden brown and chip-like.
(It's a long cooking time but makes the house smell divine) 

I then popped them in festive cones fashioned from party hats, decorative paper and DIY labels. 
 I created these using images from the Graphics Fairy and added type (one in french for gourmet flair)

For cones, simply remove elastic and unfold party hat to use as template to cut decorative paper

Fold and secure paper into cone shape if sturdy enough or if lightweight paper place over hat for extra support. Add images or embellishments if desired with tape or hot glue. I cut the edges of  natural coffee filters and added as trim

line cone with wax paper and fill with chips and display in a basket of you like.

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits"                         

                            Samuel Butler

Options and Add-ins
Toss with raisins, dates or toasted walnuts for fall trail mix
Serve on a platter with greek honey yogurt for dipping

Thanks for Visiting and wishing everyone a Happy Fall!