Green Apple Garnish
Ice Cream should have toppings, right? Well this one is quite versatile. It’s good for ice cream, cupcakes, and cookies too. I can also seeing this being delicious in your morning yogurt. It does however take a long time to make. I made two versions of this, one Paleo/GAPs friendly, and the other with cane sugar. Take your pick.
Special Tools: Apple Spiralizer
This is important because if you were to peel bu hand or using a potato peeler, you won’t have a consistent width. That’s not the end of the world though. You’ll need to do more cutting once you’ve finished the peeling step.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan
This scales up (or down) as much as you need it to.
Paleo & GAPs Version
2 organic Green Apple Peels, cut
pinch Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1 TBSP Organic Maple Sugar
dash Organic Ground Nutmeg
Cane Sugar Version
1/2 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Organic Light Brown Sugar
No matter which version you choose, the process is the same. Start by peeling your apple. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the peel into very small pieces. I don’t know if I chose a bad knife, or forgot to sharpen it, but I had to put a lot of elbow grease into the cutting part. I even tried scissors, but the knife was faster.
Once you have a lot of tiny pieces, mix the peel with the ingredients in a small bowl. I found a fork worked well for this step. Finally, line a baking tray with parchment paper, and spread your mix on the tray. You want it to be as flat as possible to ensure even drying.
If you have a dehydrator, I’m sure it would get the job done well. In our case, we have an oven that has a very low setting, somewhere around 175 degrees. I allowed the trays to stay in the warm oven for 4 hours.
When you remove the tray, allow the mix to cool. Transfer the apple mix to a baggie for storage. Once it was in the baggie, I “crushed” it with my hands because some of the pieces has stuck together.