• Cumin Apple Chips

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Cumin Apple Chips


Gourmet, August 2001 Gourmet Entertains


Active time: 10 min Start to finish: 2 hr


Makes 20 chips.

3 tbsps confectioners sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1 medium Granny Smith apple
Special equipment:
a nonstick baking pad such as Silpat* or parchment paper
a wide (3 3/4-inch) mandoline or other manual slicer

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Preheat oven to 200F and line a large baking sheet with baking pad or parchment.
Step 2 Sift together confectioners sugar and cumin twice to evenly incorporate. Sift half of cumin sugar evenly onto baking sheet.
Step 3 Cut apple crosswise into very thin round slices (about 1/16 inch thick) with slicer. Arrange 20 of largest slices nearly touching each other on baking sheet, then evenly sift remaining cumin sugar over apples. (Reserve remaining apple slices for another use.)
Step 4 Bake slices in middle of oven until pale golden and beginning to crisp, about 1 1/2 hours. Immediately peel chips off pad and cool on a rack.
Step 5 Cooks\' note:
Step 6 Е Apple chips keep in an airtight container at room temperature 1 week.
Step 7 * Available in most cookware shops.