Still got apples?

Me too.

And what’s worse is that Noah will NOT eat an unpeeled apple – in fact, none of my kids would “eat the peels” when they were little.

apple peel twigs

Which results in a lot of discarded peels. So you could imagine my delight upon discovering this genius use of apple peels – from Martha (of course)!

apple peel twigs

Crunchy, slightly sweet and in the oven in under 5 minutes, I’m in love with this snack idea. Even better – so is Noah. I’ve always known about the nutrients contained within the apple peels and I’m thrilled to have found a way to get Noah to eat them.

These treats start to lose their crispness in a day or two, so it’s best to consume them right away.

Which I assure you, will not be a problem.

apple peel twigs

apple peel twigs

Apple Peel “Twigs”
from Martha Stewart Living

Peels from 4 apples (here’s a great trick for keeping those peeled apples from turning brown till you’re ready to use!)
1 T. sugar, tossed with 1/4 t. cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 250; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the peels in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with a little water and toss with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Spread peels in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet (making sure they’re not overlapping) and bake for 2 1/2 hours. Let cool before serving.

Note: You can adjust this recipe up or down based on the number of apples you have. If using more than one baking sheet, rotate the sheets halfway through the baking time.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

And now for Babble links!

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  1. Shalagh Hogan on November 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Ahhh, brilliant! Of course we only have ourselves to blame for cutting the crusts off and peeling the apples. But what if you make a pie? Peelings galore. We dried figs this fall so it’s the same sort of slow dehydrating process. Love this Sheri.

  2. Lisa on November 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Sheri, what a perfect treat – especially for this season. And a much healthier alternative to potato chips 🙂 When we went camping this summer we had a bunch of dried fruit for the week, and I loved putting it on top of my oatmeal in the mornings. Something tells me that would be the perfect use for the peels that didn’t get eaten fast enough…

    • sherisilver on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      YUM! 🙂