Happy New Year! I have a nice healthy recipe to start the new year. Apple chips with an optional rosewater toffee just to spice things up a little.
H prefers his apple chips without toffee so I add toffee to half and leave the other half as is. I use a food dehydrator to dehydrate the apples but you could also set your oven to very low and achieve a similar results.
The toffee is make with brown rice syrup which I think is quicker and easier to make than regular toffee, and as a bonus, healthier because it fructose free…
Looking for other food dehydrator recipes? Try my dehydrated orange dipped in dark chocolate. My very favourite snack that comes with a warning – Highly addictive. I can’t stop eating them until they are all gone!
Apple Chips with Rosewater Toffee
- 2 - 4 granny smith apples - preferably organic
- juice of one lemon
For the toffee
- 2 heaped tablespoons brown rice syrup
- 1 teaspoon rosewater
Add a cup of water to a bowl and add the lemon juice
Wash the apples really well as we are leaving the skin on. Using a mandolin, slice the apples to about a 2mm thickness. Alternatively slice using a sharp knife. Dunk them in the bowl of lemon water and allow excess to drip off and add to your food dehydrator tray.
Drying time will vary according to your model of dehydrator but roughly 12 hours or so and they will be ready.
If using an oven rather than a dehydrator
Use above steps but dry with paper towel after dipping in lemon water. Add to a baking paper lined baking tray. Bake at 100 degrees C (225 degrees F) for approximately 2 hours, flipping them about half way through cooking.
For the toffee
Add the syrup to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until it starts to bubble up and turn a golden colour (watch it very carefully as it doesn't take long and can burn very easily). Take it off the heat and stir through the rosewater. Once the syrup cools just slightly it will be very sticky and you can drizzle it over the apple chips. Allow to cook and store in an airtight container.