Crispy on the outside, sweet and soft on the inside, these sweet, paleo baked apple fries are perfect for dipping in my pumpkin spice dip.
The other day I was telling you about my pumpkin spice dip and how I had made baked apple fries to accompany it. The story about how I came up with the idea for the apple fries, along with the recipe, was originally part of my pumpkin spice dip post. Unfortunately, I was having problems with certain things that I needed to do with the post when more than one recipe was included.
Lesson learned: the internet doesn’t like more than one recipe card on the same post.
I decided to separate them, and finish off the post in this second part. I’m sorry if I confused you, and I’ll try not to let that sort of thing happen again!
I was easting apples that day, and had made pumpkin fries (recipe coming soon!) earlier on, which, I guess, gave me the idea to try to make apple fries.
Of course, I thought I was a genius, but after a bit of internet searching I realized that I hadn’t invented apple fries at all. In fact, it seems that they are even on the menu at Burger King! (I guess not knowing that shows how much I frequent there.) 😉
I decided to keep mine grain free, and overall I think they were pretty darn good. I haven’t had the ones at Burger King, though, so I can’t compare or even pretend to know if they are even similar.
If I have to be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of baked apple desserts like apple pies or dumplings (I know, I know- crazy, right?), but I still liked them. I actually prefer eating the pumpkin spice dip with raw, crunchy apples, though, but I’m weird that way. My son, who has more of a sweet tooth, disagrees. He much preferred the baked apple fries to the raw apple slices, so I knew I needed to include the recipe for those of you who do appreciate a good baked apple treat. 🙂
Grain Free Baked Apple Fries
Preheat the oven broiler to a high heat broiler setting. You want a very high setting to get the outside of the apple fries crispy without the apples getting too soft for dipping.
Wash and cut the apples into wedges, removing the cores. (You should be able to get around 8 wedges per apple.)
Mix together the tapioca flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, spices, and salt in a small bowl.
Dip the apple wedges into the melted ghee or butter, and then immediately dip them into the mixture of dry ingredients to coat the apples.
Place coated apple wedges on a grill over a baking sheet in a single layer with space between them.
Once you have finished coating and placing all of your apple wedges on the grill, place the baking sheet/grill in your oven near the broiler and broil on high heat until the coating brows and gets slightly crispy.
Flip the wedges over and grill until the other side is also finished.
Serve immediately. They are great with the pumpkin spice dip.
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