I love fruit, but lately I have been on a dried fruit kick. Dried fruit is just a lot sweeter than regular fruit, plus it's extra-portable and just something different. Plus, it lasts forever and you always rehydrate it if you want to throw it in cereal or oatmeal. When David's parents gave me a dehydrator for Christmas, I had no idea what I'd do with it but drying fruit has become a regular occurance now. I've experimented with a few things, but apple is my current favorite. If you don't have a dehydrater, shame on you, but good news - you can cook these babies low and slow in your oven.
You can change up the texture of the apple by making the slices thinner/fatter and playing with the length of time that you let them cook. I've found that my favorite consistancy is a thin slice and about a 12-hour drying time, for a crispy chip. Just remember that they will continue to crisp up a little as they come to room temperature.
And the best news? There is only 1 ingredient in this recipe. Apples. If you are feeling frisky, toss a little cinnamon or apple pie spice on the slices before cooking them.