Crispy Baked Apple Chips

These Crispy Baked Apple Chips have been my saving grace, particularly when I am craving a dessert like apple pie or something crunchy to munch on.

This is such a fun way to eat a serving of fruit!  Granted you could just eat the apple and be done with it (LOL).  Where's the fun in that? Or you could simply buy these from the store already prepared and packaged, but then you have more than you should have for one sitting (I for one am not done with a bag of chips until I've reach the bottom of the bag), and who knows what additives are in the store bought ones.

1 medium (baseball sized Organic apple (Gala, Honey Crisp and Fuji are what I used)
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
3 C cold water
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Splenda

2-Large Non-stick Cookie Sheets
Large bowl
Mandoline slicer or a sharp knife
Paper towels or clean dish clothes
Silpat sheets (optional)

Make an acidulated water bath for your apple slices by filling the bowl with water and the juice of half a lemon.  I float a slice of lemon in mine just for ha has.

Wash and dry apple.  Using great care slice apple into paper thin slices, the thinner the better.  Don't worry about the core it bakes up crispy too, and the seeds will fall out as you slice.  When your slices build up drop them into the bowl of acidulated water.  This process will keep the apple slices from browning from air exposure.

Remove the slices from the water bath and place in a single layer on paper towels.  Pat them try thoroughly and transfer them to the cookie sheet.

Mix together the Splenda and Cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly over your chips.

The cookie sheet should be non-stick and very clean.  If your sheet has some wear or is not non-stick then you will want to use the silpat sheet otherwise your crisps will stick.