OK, really, just a peck. But a peck of apples goes a long way. Here is what I have made:
This is made with phyllo sheets and is yummy, a very crisp flaky bottom with sugar and cinnamon and walnuts. This actually didn't use that many apples, but was still very good, especially with vanilla ice cream. Gone in just a couple of hours. The recipe came from the October issue of Martha Stewart Living.
I have bought appple chips from the store, but they are really expensive. There weren't too hard to make, but there I didn't really end up with very many chips. Basically, you slice the apples as thinly as possible, simmer them for a couple of minutes in sugar water, and then spread them out on a parchment-lined pan to dry in the oven at 250 degrees for a couple of hours. I sprinkled them with cinnamon as well. They were good, but too sweet, like candy. They stuck to my teeth. Next time, I think I will skip the sugar water simmer.
This was shockingly easy to make and tured out wonderful so I will share the recipe in full.
1. Core and chop 10 to 12 apples. Some recipes say to peel the apples, but I left the skin on since that is the most nutritious part. Put chopped apples in crock-pot. Add 1/2 cup water.
2. Add one cup honey (I used sour wood, which is very sweet) and 3/4 cup white sugar.
3. Add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice to taste (I added lots of cinnamon and smaller amounts of the others)
4. Cook on high approximately 4 hours. Remove cover and cook on high another 4 hours (removing the cover allows the liquid to escape as steam and the apples cook down). Stir occaisonally.
5. Puree in blender and pour into canning jars. I made 3 pints.