A lot more shops and cafes are now stocking alternatives to the traditional potato crisps, and one of my favourites has to be the apple crisp. As a fan of pears as well, I thought it would be fun to try making my own and combining the two fruits, adding in cinnamon for a metabolism boost and extra flavour. It’s up to you whether you want to take your crisps out earlier so they’re still slightly soft and chewy, or if you prefer them super crispy. Whatever you decide, enjoy eating them! (And maybe make two batches, one never lasts long…)
1 apple – I recommend using a Pink Lady variety for its crisp, sweet flavour
1 pear – Using a harder variety such as Conference pears will give you a crispier texture, whilst soft pears will stay a little soggy or just take longer to cook
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Organic Burst baobab powder (optional but recommended to give you a boost of energy and support your immune system)
Preparation time: Around 1 hour
- Slice the apple and pear as thinly as you dare, and remove any seeds or stalks.
- Brush a baking tray with the coconut oil to stop the crisps from sticking and burning, and arrange the slices on the tray so that they don’t overlap.
- Brush the fruit with a little coconut oil and sprinkle on the cinnamon and superfood powders.
- Place in an oven on a low temperature setting for around an hour, turning the crisps over halfway through. The total time required will depend on your oven’s strength and settings, so keep checking regularly to make sure they don’t burn!
Tip: You may need to turn up the heat for the last five minutes to give them a quick blast if they aren’t drying out or crisping up enough.