Cinnamon Sugar Apple Peels

Since I have been spending my life in the kitchen surrounded by apples lately. I have been feeling really guilty about how many apple peels are going in the trash. I was throwing them out in the back yard for the birds to eat, but apparently I have stupid birds and they are refusing to eat them so now I have approximately 30 apple cores and peels in my back yard that Pixie keeps trying to play with and it is just weird. Like some apple grave yard or something.

So I started looking on pinterest for things to do with apple peels, I mean surely some crazy lady has a recipe or a craft or something that will keep these things out of the garbage right?

Well lo and behold I found this.

So I saved all of my apple peels from the next batch going into the dehydrator and laid them out carefully on my foil lined cookie sheet. I sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar. Then I scrunched them all into a bowl and added more cinnamon and sugar because it really didn’t look like enough to begin with. I tossed them around a little bit and then put them back on the cookie sheet. I put them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

They were not too impressive at first. They were soggy and weird. So I left them on top of the stove and went to watch tv for a while. I wasn’t about to get worked up about something that would have been in the trash anyway.

When I came back a few hours later and went to throw them in the trash, I picked up an apple peel and popped it in my mouth.

Holy. Shit.

It was good.

Like really really good!

Even after all the apple schnitz that I had already slammed down my throat that day I started slamming down apple peels too! They are sort of caramelized from the sugar and the heat and crunchy like a chip.

Well big shock. I ate them all.

So tonight I saved all my skins again and tried the same recipe as the first time.

No luck. They stayed soggy regardless, and the ones on the edge got burned pretty bad. I will continue trying, its not like I am really losing out on anything, I really hope I can get a few more good batches because they are so easy and otherwise the peels just end up in the trash or in the apple graveyard. They deserve better.

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