Baked apple chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar are perfect for dipping into this creamy cookie inspired snickerdoodle dessert dip!
In case you forgot or missed it, a couple weeks ago on Instagram I posted a picture of my latest snacking addiction, these baked apple chips! I’d never tried making my own apple chips, mostly because I thought it was going to be hard and I thought they wouldn’t turn out crisp and chip like. I’m happy to report that both my fears were completely wrong. Baked apple chips are super easy to make and if you use the method I did and cut the apple slices no thicker than 1/8 inch, then you will end up with perfectly crisp chips!
What I didn’t show you on Instagram was that while I was snacking away on these apple chips I was also making a delicious dessert dip based on one of my favorite fall/winter cookies, snickerdoodles! I am an absolute cinnamon freak and will add it to whatever I can. When I bake with it I always “accidentally” add more than what the recipe calls for. I love adding it to my yogurt along with some honey, mixing it into oatmeal, and now sprinkling it on top of my new favorite snack, baked apple chips.
My love of cinnamon is probably why snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and why this snickerdoodle dip is now one of my favorite dessert dips. I love making dessert dips for parties or even for snacking on while my husband and I are watching a movie. They are an easy to make no fuss dessert and can be whipped up in about 5 minutes, perfect when you are on a tight schedule. The apple chips are easy to make as well, but they do need to bake for quite a while and cool completely in the oven. Luckily the apple chips can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week, so you can make them ahead of time.
Baked Apple Chips
- 3 apples, I used Gala and Granny Smith
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Baked Apple Chips
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly spray the parchment with cooking spray.
- Use a mandolin or very sharp knife to cut the apple into 1/8" slices, no need to peel or core the apple.
- Spread the apple slices out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
- In a small bowl whisk together the cinnamon and sugar, then sprinkle it all over the tops of the apple slices.
- Place the apples in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove the apples from the oven and flip over to the other side then bake for another 45-60 minutes or until they are crisp.
- Turn the oven off and leave the apples in the oven to cool for another 45-60 minutes, this will help them continue to crisp up.
- Store the cooled apple chips in an airtight container for up to a week.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place or with a handheld mixer, add in the softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and butter.
- Whisk the mixture on medium high speed until smooth and fluffy about 2 minutes.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and whisk together starting on low and working up to medium high speed until everything is completely incorporated and smooth, about 3-4 minutes.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve with the baked apple chips or apple slices.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 143mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 29g Protein: 6g