Apple Peel Twigs
Adapted from Martha Stewart

If you have school-age kids, making this will make you feel like the supermom that you are. Or superdad – everyone’s included here. These are pretty low on sugar and could be a great, healthier snack. For the record, this doesn’t work that well with pear skins – only apple ones. As for organic, I don’t normally prescribe such things, but apple peels can contain a lot of pesticides, so if you can, organic apples are best here.

6 large apples, preferably organic
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F; position the rack in the middle. Toss the peels with sugar and cinnamon; add a few drop of water to help the cinnamon sugar stick. Spread in a single layer on a shallow parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake about 1 hour and 45 minutes or until peels are curled and crisp, rotating halfway through baking. Let cool before serving.

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