Cinnamon Spiced Crispy Apple Bites
There are some flavours that just instantly get me into the Christmas spirit and cinnamon is one of them.
Ok Full Disclosure: The taste and smell of cinnamon is my all time favourite, I will use it pretty much the whole year round, but let’s just pretend, for the sake of argument, that this is purely a wintertime combo!
While these taste amazing, they also fill the house with the most festive smell known to mankind – so, if you’ve got folks coming over for a wintertime gathering, slipping a couple of trays of these into the oven will turn your home into a Christmas Scented Grotto, all you’ll need to add is the fairy lights!
These Cinnamon Spiced Crispy Apple Bites are simple and satisfying to make and you can scale up the quantities to make a whole stack of them – because, trust me on this, once you start munching on them you’ll not be able to stop!
Grab your supplies…
The best part of this is that it is made completely with store cupboard ingredients – easy!
Apples – I just grabbed some juicy Braeburns from the fruit bowl, but this work just as well with other varieties too!
Icing sugar to serve (optional – but why would you not?!)
Using a very sharp knife, and being super careful of your fingers, begin cutting the apples into thin slices. Cut the apple through the centre, think of following the line of the equator on a globe. It’s pretty tricky, but try to keep the slices thin and even as you cut – this will help them to all bake evenly.
In a small bowl mix together a teaspoon of ground cinnamon with a teaspoon of ground all spice and dust over the apple slices. I like to use a hand-held flour sifter, because it helps to get a lovely even cover of spice over the surface of the fruit. (Its also great for dusting the icing sugar later too!)
Pre-heat the oven to 150c – 130C fan assisted – and bake slowly for one hour. After half an hour, flip the apple slices over and add an second dusting of spice mix and finish baking.
Once both sides are crisp and golden, remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before dusting with icing sugar to serve.
Sweet wow! These moreish little bites will always be gobbled up fast – and are a great treat to serve along side some Spicy Mulled Cider!
I also have it on good authority, that if you have some left over (which I personally think is highly unlikely!) that these dried apple treats can also be strung with ribbons and added to the Christmas tree or a festive wreath for deliciously scented decorations. Beautiful, fragrant and delicious – it’s like the essence of Christmas all in one place!