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Fall in Central New York has two kinds of weather. Glorious, sunny days that fill your heart with joy and make you want to be outside. And gray, rainy days that make you happy to stay inside. There’s an app for both kinds of weather, or rather an apple. Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography, and of course, lovely Franny for these beautiful photos.
On a sunny day, you can’t wait to go outside. A favorite destination is a trip to the local orchard to pick some delicious apples.
Both Alice’s and my dogs love apples, but we typically only give them one slice at a time.
Now the rainy days, well, those are perfect for making apple pies, apple strudel, and one of my dogs’ favorite treats — dehydrated apple chips.
They really couldn’t be simpler to make. Since I don’t have a dehydrator, I made ours in the oven following the directions from My Brown Newfies. Recently I read that one kind of cinnamon is good for dogs, but another one might not be. I wasn’t sure what kind I had, so I omitted it.
When it comes to serving up the apple chips, you can either use them as a treat or a food topper.
Franny lucked out and got it both ways, just one of the perks of being a model.
Dehydrated apple chips will keep a long time in an airtight container. But unless you make a ton, you don’t have to worry about the chips going bad.
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in photography for small business, senior portraits, and dog photography.
Sheena Anderson says
How thin did you cut them?? I am only concerned that I may not get them cut thin enough.
I used a sharp knife, but I know a lot of people use a mandolin. I also left some of the thicker slices in the oven for a while longer to help dry them out.
Hindy Pearson says
First let me say how gorgeous your dog is!! I bought dehydrated carrots once, and they were way too tough for Red to eat, she had no patience. I like this idea though, I’m going to give them a try. Thanks.
Cathy Armato says
I love this idea, I’m going to head over to My Brown Newf’s to check out the recipe. These photos are SO awesome, I just love them. Franny is the cutest dog.
Love & Biscuits,
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Wow, these are gorgeous photos! What a great photo shoot.
We made apple chips for the humans last year, but I guess we just might have to share this year. Beautiful photos!
Joely Smith says
What a great idea! My Lyla loves apples and this is a far healthier treat! Just as long as I do not leave any seeds in! I hear that apple seeds are toxic to dogs! Scary that some cinnamon is too. I had no idea about that! Thank you for this great post – I am going to do this for our pup!
Susan Friedand-Smith says
Sadly, I think my dog would have to compete with me for the apple chips. I love them! The photos are stunning. I love the one of the paws with the apple.
The Daily Pip says
Our weather here in northern IL is very much the same. I love this idea and will definitely give it a try. Franny is a most perfect model
Alice G Patterson says
Franny thanks you for the apple treats! Always appreciate the opportunity to photograph for The Daily Dog Tag! xoxo
These look delicious! And I love that they are so healthy and natural! Thanks for sharing!
Jeanne Melanson says
What a fun thing to do with apples. I have a whole basket-full here that my neighbor brought over. I’ve been wondering what to do with them all, and here it is! Thanks!
Dash Kitten Crew says
A lovely series of pictures! I didn’t know dogs liked apples so I also learned something!
Jan K says
Franny sure enjoyed those apples! Apples are the best thing about fall in New England. We might have to try those.
I didn’t know that about cinnamon though, and don’t know how you can figure out which kind you have.
Paul Kirhagis says
I can’t blame her, those apples looked scrumtious
This is a great idea! I never would’ve thought that dogs would like apples. Interesting about the cinnamon, now I’m curious …
Talent Hounds says
Such gorgeous photos as always- I could taste the apple slices. Kilo and my daughter would love them.
Ruth Epstein says
Great pics and have never thought about apples, gonna try this week and see if she likes them
Sweet Purrfections says
Great idea to share with my mom since her dog loves apples.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Those look delicious! I was thinking about apples today as our grocery store was offering tastings.
Yum! I love apple chips. Our weather here in Michigan is similar to that in NY – beautiful or frozen solid. Sometimes the “frozen solid” can be beautiful too if you are indoors with some hot cocoa. 🙂 Dogs are so lucky being able to have delicious treats like this!
Princely Paws says
Franny has such gorgeous eyes that are so full of conversation. I am definitely going to try the apple with my dogs
Those look great! I have a ton of apples right now, so I’ll have to make sure of thses for Lucy!
Gorgeous pics! And being a fellow New Yorker, I couldn’t agree more about the weather. And right now, our Autumn is amazing! We just went to the orchards, pumpkin patch, and a Fall Festival this weekend! And Franny, you are a beautiful model!
What a nice treat! I can’t lie… I’d end up sharing them with Gremlin lol! Great photos!
Bryn Nowell says
LOVE the photos (as always, your photos rock)! I hadn’t thought of making these types of treats so thanks for sharing the idea. Any idea why some cinnamon might be good and other types of cinnamon might not be?
I really don’t know the difference between the cinnamons. Thanks for the compliment about the photos, my sister Alice is very talented (even if I wasn’t biased!)
Jodi Stone says
Oh but didn’t you just describe fall in New England perfectly! Today was one of those outside days and it looks like tomorrow will be the rainy day. The thing is we need a good rain to bring the rest of the leaves down before snow comes.
Love the photos!
Ruth Epstein says
I love that you can do them in the oven as I am now going to try make them for Layla as I am always looking for something new and healthy of course, thanks for recipe
Britt K says
Our pups absolutely LOVE dehydrated treats like apples. I got a dehydrator for my birthday from my mother a few years ago and I have come to the conclusion that it is used for the pups far more than it is used for me… Not because I don’t have a good use for it, but because it’s always busy and filled up making their goodies lol