I had heard of cinnamon apple peels, so when we had apple peels left over from making applesauce, I googled it and found a recipe by Martha Stewart. I used her recipe for inspiration, but we changed it a lot – here’s what we did:
- Mix equal parts cinnamon and sugar in a bowl
- Add apple peels and toss (we used a covered bowl, and my kids LOVED this part!) You may need to add a little water if your peels are on the dry side.
- Lay apple peels out on a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper
- Bake at 250 degrees for 40 minutes
Here the kids are helping (well, mostly watching) Mike lay out the apple peels. They are raising their hands because I asked them who likes cooking with Dad. :)
The sticks rolled up while baking. We used a variety of apples in our applesauce, and while the green Granny Smith apple peels merely curled up, the red apples (Gala apples, I believe) bubbled into a chewy candied apple mixture. I think that set may have had a little extra water added, which probably make more sugar stick to the apples? We also shook them up second, so more of the cinnamon (which is less dense than the raw sugar we used) stuck to the first batch, and more sugar to the second batch. I see a future science experiment…
Have you ever tried baking apple peels?