Dried apple chips are so delicious and easy to make, although some patience is involved if you are using a dehydrator.
I’ve included the way to use an oven below if you don’t have one.
I use a mandolin slicer and it also removes the seeds as you slice. No need to worry about them.
It’s really as easy as slicing them up, laying in the dehydrator, sprinkling some cinnamon on them, turning on the machine and going on about your business. For hours.
But it can be time consuming, so I will setup in the evening and time so they are don’t when I wake up in the morning.
And I love how the cinnamon just sort of sinks right into them. I never add any sugar and I rarely soak in lemon juice. Some may desire brighter slices, but below is a pic of mine without soaking and wasting time. Not even a deal breaker. They are beautiful just the way they are.
When apples dry, their sweetness is really kicked up a notch, so I’ve never wanted to add sugar to the cinnamon. These are sweet and delicious and I cannot keep the fam out of them.
They beg me to make them, or keep them in the house I should say. The Mr. even wanted to purchase a bigger dehydrator so I could make more at one time, but who has that kind of space? Not this woman.
Dried Apple Chips
Lemon Juice (optional)
Wash and slice apples to about 3/8″ thickness. Thinner slices will curl up and stick to the dehydrator tray
Lay out on dehydrator rack
Sprinkle with cinnamon
If you want brighter colored slices, mix a ratio of 1:1 lemon juice and water (1 cup of water to 1 tablespoon of lemon juice) and soak slices for 10 minutes
Use manufacture info for drying time. Mine takes around 10 hours
If you do not have a dehydrator, you can bake slices in a 200 degree oven from 1 to 1 1/2 hours, turning halfway. Bake until desired crispness
Prep 15 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs