Spiced Baked Apple Chips Recipe

Need a way to use up that overflowing produce basket from apple picking? Give this easy and healthy Spiced Baked Apple Chips recipe a try. No dehydrator necessary!

spiced baked apple chips recipe

For this month’s McCormick partnership post, they challenged me to come up with a fun recipe using either apples or pumpkins – two of my absolute fall favorites. Since I had some apples on hand to play with, apples it was!

During the rest of the year, I could totally take or leave apples. But in the fall, when they are perfectly in season, it’s a completely different story. There’s nothing quite like a perfectly ripe, juicy, and extra flavorful October apple.


I love apples many ways – on their own (usually shared with Matt), in baked goods (see the end of this post for some of my favorite healthy apple baked goods), in apple cider, of course, and in savory forms as well. Cheddar and apple? Awesome combination – try it on a homemade pizza or a sandwich with turkey.

Another fall love of mine? Apple cider donuts. Is anyone else obsessed with those? I have no idea if there are even apples in them, but man are they tasty. I remember enjoying them as a kid in New England – the tiny little farm stands have the best ones. Fun fact: I had an apple cider donut on my wedding day, before our ceremony, while decked out in my dress and in full makeup (my makeup artist was less than thrilled). Our friends had gone to a farm nearby that had them and I wasn’t about to miss out!

spiced apple chips

But for now, let’s go with apple chips. I’ve been loving apple chips lately since I have seen them popping up in shops as an alternative to regular chips, so I thought I would try my hand at making them at home.

how to make baked apple chips in the oven

As it turns out, apple chips are really easy to make! We don’t have a dehydrator so I simply baked these, and they turned out great. They take awhile, but you only need to spend a few minutes slicing them, toss them on a baking sheet, and then set a timer and walk away. Easy!

how to make baked apple chips in the oven

To amp up the fall flavor, I sprinkled a little apple pie spice on these before putting them in the oven. Delicious!

spiced baked apple chips recipe

I’m excited to bring these with us on our wedding anniversary trip hiking adventures this weekend. My only regret is not making more! Matt tried them and proclaimed them “Delicious – way better than store bought.” Success! I hope you love them, too.

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Spiced Baked Apple Chips

Prep Time 5 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 3 HOURS Cook Time
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins Total Time


  • Apples (as many as you like!)
  • Apple pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice apples very thinly and discard seeds. Arrange apple slices (without overlapping) on nonstick or cooking-sprayed baking sheets. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.
  3. Bake apples for 1 hour, then flip and continue baking for 1 to 2 more hours, flipping occasionally, until the apple slices are crunchy and no longer moist. The thinner the apples, the less time they will need to bake.
  4. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!


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Other favorite apple recipes here on the blog:

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  1. 1

    How pretty! I’m going to Apple Hill this weekend, so I may have to make some chips with my fresh finds!

  2. 3

    I love this idea! I have wanted a dehydrator for a while, but I can take advantage of this recipe in the mean time. Have a great weekend!

  3. 4

    Looks so easy and straight forward! It’s nice knowing this can be done in the oven instead of a dehydrator and you don’t have to leave the oven on overnight. That is always a worry of mine. Thanks for this simple recipe.

    • 5

      Yeah, I even paused it halfway because I needed to leave the house and didn’t want to leave the oven on, and they turned out fine! Just turned it back on when I got home.

  4. 6

    Beet chips are my favourite…but apple are probably my second!! So addictive!

  5. 7

    I had never heard of apple cider donuts until this fall and now I’m hearing about them EVERYWHERE. Need to get my hands on some.

  6. 8

    I have never made chips before with fruit!! How cool~ I love this idea!

  7. 9

    These look delicious!

  8. 10

    Yum! Baked apple chips are a childhood favorite of mine! I can’t wait to make them using apple pie spice, I’ve only used cinnamon in the past.

  9. 11

    I usually catch up on blog reading in the middle of the afternoon while I eat a snack and take a break from work, and today I had just bitten into a fresh October apple when I started reading this post. I have to say reading about your recipe made my apple taste 10x better, haha! These look so tasty!

  10. 12

    I love all things apple! This is the best time of year.
    I’ll be loading up on honey crisp apples tomorrow at a local orchard.

  11. 13

    They look so delicious and simple. I’ve never really tried baking fruit chips before … I might have to try now! Although the possibilities are endless – I might try stone fruits like peaches and nectarines, oh, and pears! Yum!

  12. 14

    Those apple crisps look amazing!!!!

  13. 15

    Apple pie spice sounds amazing. I’ll have to pick some up this weekend!

  14. 16

    These look great. I’ll have to give them a try. My kids are always looking for new snack ideas.
    Apples are a favorite around here. I also love apples in salads in the fall.

  15. 17
    Roadrunner says

    What a great recipe! Very nice, thanks!

  16. 18

    Hi Anne!

    Thanks for posting this recipe — I’ve been looking for a good apple chip recipe and this one looks like a winner! I don’t know if you’re interested, but Pampered Chef sells a microwave chip maker — — that would definitely cut down on the oven time for the apple chips. I’m going to use it when I make my chips this weekend. If it’s something you would be interested in trying out and you don’t already have one, my friend is a PC consultant and could place an order for you. If you’re not interested, no worries. Just thought I’d chime in on a baking alternative. :0)

  17. 19

    Love this simple recipe, Anne! The whole house smells like fall and my little boy is sure to love these!

  18. 21

    I don’t have apple pie spice, but I do have pumpkin pie spice. I wonder how that would translate…

  19. 22

    I made these and they were delicious – thanks for the recipe, Anne! The only problem I had was my knife skills – I found it hard to slice the apples thinly. I think next time, I’ll use a mandoline. :)

  20. 24

    I am making these right now!! :)
    How long do they last until they aren’t good to eat anymore?

    • 25

      I’m not sure because we ate them in like 1 day, ha! Whoops. I’d guess for a couple weeks at least though since the water is removed… just store in an airtight container.


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