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Apple matchsticks

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting – I call them apple matchsticks!

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting - I call them apple matchsticks!

Welcome to the second installment for my week of simple apple recipes!

I call these apple matchsticks.

These sort of happened by accident. Originally these were going to be matchstick fries.

So even though these aren't matchstick fries, I feel like matchsticks is still an appropriate name since they have a spicy kick to them. They are strangely addictive, beware!

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Just cut up a couple apples into small, fry-size slivers. Sprinkle lime juice and salt over the slices, and add some cayenne pepper. (Start small, just a sprinkle at first!)

If you like it pretty spicy, you can leave as is – or you can add cinnamon to taste until the spiciness is at a tolerable level for you. This is a good metabolism booster as well, with the cayenne and cinnamon!

Think of it as a “master cleanse” in edible form. 

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting - I call them apple matchsticks!

Yield: 2

Apple matchsticks

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting - I call them apple matchsticks!

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting - I call them apple matchsticks! Quick snack that doubles as a great metabolism booster!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, cut into fry-size pieces
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle lime juice and salt over apple slices.
  2. Add a tiny amount of cayenne pepper (start small, maybe 1/4 teaspoon).
  3. Add cinnamon, to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon).
  4. Adjust spice quantities to your preferred level of spiciness. The cinnamon will "dull" the cayenne pepper a little bit.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 7gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Melissa Taylor

Wednesday 5th of November 2014

I have tried the Master Cleanse and you get used to it - or just add less Cayenne.

These look yummy, thanks for the idea!

Kelly

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Good to know Melissa! I bought a pre-made master cleanse the one time I tried it, so I didn't know how to dilute it really. I only finished half the bottle!

Joanna @Makingmine

Wednesday 5th of November 2014

This is a great snack idea! My daughter would flip for these! :)

Kelly

Saturday 8th of November 2014

They are very addicting! A lot of flavor too with nothing to feel guilty about :)

Traci | Vanilla And Bean

Monday 3rd of November 2014

Hi Kelly! Love this idea for a snack. Simple, quick and delicious! I'm thinking about MK's idea of a smoothie... Perhaps adding a banana to the mix would be delicious! Thanks Kelly!

Kelly

Monday 3rd of November 2014

I like that idea, adding it to my list of things to try! I think it would be great.

MK

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Apple Matchsticks with lime and spices have a really good flavor! I even blended the ingredients into a smoothie with good results. So refreshing!

Kelly

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

I will definitely have to try that MK! Thanks for the feedback :)