Apple crisps seem to be a snack for little children to munch on but they’re actually really tasty and a healthy altnernative to grabbing a packet of ready salted crisps – my usual fail safe option when food plans have gone wrong.
I’m pretty sure my local deli used to sell apple and cinnamon crisps from Tyrrels, but they don’t stock them anymore. They’re quite expensive and contain quite a lot of sugar! Sainsburys do their own version I’m sure so I’ll have to look out for these.
Apple crisps came to my attention again when I was at a friend’s house who was worried she had nothing to offer me for a snack. She was holding some apple baby crisps for her son, but on closer inspection, these were free from all allergens and quite OK for me to eat.
Seemed like an expensive way to eat apple crisps – in a tiny bag meant for small children – I bet they cost quite a lot!
They were very tasty though and it set me on a mission to find a new supplier for healthy handbag snacks. Not that I turn my nose up at Kiddylicious apple crisps, but they’re for babies, right? I need proper adult apple crisps. Where have they all gone?
I found these Snapz apple crisps on the internet, but I’ve never ever seen them in any shops. I’ll have to look out for them.
How to make your own apple crisps
If you’re feeling really motivated, full of energy and have the time to spare, why not make your own? Google make your own apple crisps for inspiration. They look really easy to make, and you could add less sugar if you wanted. They would go well with ice cream, chocolate to dip, or just as a snack.
Making your own means you know exactly what’s gone into them; no preservatives or flavourings, except the natural lemon preservative. So are you gonna make them?
What you need to make them:
- 2 crisp (no pun intended) eating Apples
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) Lemon Juice
What you need to do:
- Dissolve the sugar in 80ml of water in a small pan, over a low heat. Allow to cool.
- Slice the apples very thinly (2-3mm) across the apple, leaving them unpeeled and un-cored.
- Discard the top and bottom slices.
- As you slice the apples, squeeze lemon juice over them, to stop them going brown.
- Pre-heat the oven to 120ºC/250ºF/Gas ½.
- Spread the apple slices on a wire tray, and paint with the sugar syrup – turn them over and repeat the process.
- Dry them in the oven for 3-4 hours, until they are crisp and lightly-coloured
- When they are completely cold, store them in an airtight tin
These sound yummy. Perhaps I should just make my own rather than trawling the shops or making do with tiny little baby crisps. Anyone else love apple crisps?