Baked Rockit™ apple chips

Rockit™ apples make perfectly portioned little chips sprinkled with a cocoa spice mix and a little cayenne pepper for a surprise hint of heat. This can be left out if you or your loved ones prefer your sweets without any spicy.

 INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 Rockit™ apples
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

 METHOD  

  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F / 110°C.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Mix the sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (if using) together in a small bowl.
  4. Slice the apples crosswise into very thin slices. This is best done with a mandolin or vegetable slicer if you have one. No need to core the apples, just remove any seeds before baking.
  5. On a clean surface, lay the apple slices flat. Dust one side with the spice mixture and transfer to the lined baking tray. The slices can be close together but should not overlap.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, rotating baking trays from top to bottom after 30 minutes to ensure even baking. If chips are still soft, bake for an additional 15-30 minutes until they crisp up.
  7. Remove baking trays from the oven and carefully flip the apple slices over.
  8. Turn the oven off and place the trays back inside. Allow the chips to continue drying out in the cooling oven for an hour or overnight if you can.

 NOTES:

  • We used a traditional Aztec spice mix (cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne) to make it interesting, but cayenne can be left out to remove heat.
  • This recipe is very easy to double or triple, so make baked apple chips for a crowd!