12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Aida’s Fruit Chips by Liz Gray in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 6, 2010
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We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here.
Help a friend get their apple a day this holiday season with a container of Aida’s easy spiced fruit chips. These festive chips are super-simple to make, and they’ll stand out from the crowd of cakes, candies and cookies.
Aida’s Spiced Fruit Chips
Yield: About 40 Chips
1 medium Bosc pear or Fuji apple
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Combine sugar and spice in a small bowl and mix until evenly combined.
Stem fruit and, using a mandoline, slice lengthwise into paper-thin slices, about 1/16-inch thick. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and evenly space fruit on the sheets.
Sprinkle sugar mixture over fruit and bake until lightly brown and dry and crisp around edges, about 2 hours. Let cool on baking sheets. Chips can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
For gift-giving, package in a cute container the giftee can use year-round for a pretty and practical holiday treat.
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