Royal Gala Apple Chips Plus How to Choose and Store Them

Apples food storage Recipe

Royal Gala Apples 

The Royal Gala apple was developed in New Zealand for its mild, sweet flavour, crisp flesh, and versatility. Produced from a cross between golden delicious apples and kidd’s orange red apples, Gala apples are so popular because they are delicious fresh, and cooked in a variety of ways.

How to choose 

Select apples that are smooth-skinned, deeply coloured and glossy. When ripe, Galas will be golden yellow with slight pinkish orange stripes.

How to store 

Royal Galas, like all other apples, should be stored as cold as possible. Keep them in the bottom drawer of your fridge in a perforated plastic bag. You need to allow some of the moisture to escape while keeping your apples crisp.


Royal Gala Apple Chips

There are two simple methods for making these delicious Apple Chips. One with sugar syrup and one without. 

The simple syrup really makes a difference with these apple chips. It makes them shiny and more crispy. You can also reuse the syrup for making more batches of apple chips.

TIPS before you start

  1. Slice the apples 4mm thick using a mandoline on the thinnest setting.
  2. Slice from the bottom of the apple.
  3. Line two baking sheets with baking paper or a silicone mat and arrange the apple slices in a single layer on top. Place the apples close to each other as they shrink when being dehydrated.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly on both sides of the apple slice and bake for one hour before flipping while your slices are still warm. Continue to bake for another hour or until your slices are completely dry and crispy.
  5. The cinnamon or additional sugar is optional, but I recommend giving your apples a little cinnamon love for extra flavour even if you're not using the sugar syrup.
  6. Let the slices cool in the oven for 30 minutes to finish the dehydration process.
  7. Test the apple chips by letting them sit on the sheet pan for about 5 minutes. If they taste crispy enough, they are ready. If not, place them back in the oven for 15 more minutes.


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Apple Chips with Royal Gala Apples

Oven baked, not fried and no need for a dehydrator, these crispy apple chips are the perfect way to enjoy Royal Gala apples.

Servings: 4 Apple

Keywords: Apple, Royal Gala, Lunch box, Snack

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 0 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins




  • 3 Whole Royal Gala Apples
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon


With Sugar Syrup, start here:

  1. In a small saucepan place the sugar, water and cinnamon, bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until all of the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.


  1. Slice the apples very thinly with a mandoline or with a food processor. Spread the apple slices closely in one layer onto the baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon on both sides.
  2. With syrup version: dip into the sugar syrup then lay the slice in a single layer, not touching on a baking rack over a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  3. Place the trays in the oven at the lowest temperature - about 90 degrees C.
  4. Bake the apples for 1 hour. Flip the apples over and bake for 1 more hour.
  5. Turn the oven off and let the apples cool in the oven for about 30 minutes before taking out. If the apples are not crunchy, continue baking them in 15 minute increments.
  6. Remove the apples from the baking sheet and enjoy, or store immediately in an airtight container.
  7. * Nutrition servings shown for version without syrup only

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Serving Per Recipe: 4 Apple

Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g 0%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat g
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


While this recipe takes a few hours, it's really simple with the only work being 10 minutes to prepare your slices and syrup if using. The thinner your slices are, the crispier they will get! Make sure to keep your apples slices at 4mm (1/8 inches) thick, or smaller. If you're using cinnamon, coat both sides of your apple slices evenly.

You must flip your slices halfway through to ensure a crispy finish.