How To Dry Apples (Chips)
It’s easy to make your own dried apple chips and pieces, they can be added to cereals, homemade granola, baked goods (such as muffins and cakes), yogurt or they’re tasty as a treat all by themselves.
I’ve laid out the steps to oven drying the slices but you could use a dehydrator too–just use the instructions that come with your dehydrator.
Here’s how to do it…
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Wash firm, ripe apples and core them (you can keep the peels on). If they have bruises or soft spots, remove them.
- Slice into very thin rings (about 1/16″ thick).
- Dip both sides of each piece in lemon juice and arrange them in a single layer on a baking rack placed on top of a cookie sheet.
- Place the sheet in the oven and bake for approximately 1 hour (or until fairly dry and lightly browned).
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and lift each piece up off the rack to prevent them from sticking as they cool.
- Once they are cooled, they should be crunchy.
After cooling completely, store them in an airtight container and keep in a cool place.
- Once dried they can be frozen
- You can cut into thicker rings, adjust the heating time.
- For an extra treat, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before putting them in the oven.
- If you’d like to rehydrate them before using, pour boiling water over top and let them soak for about 5 minutes or so.