How to: Dried Apples

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These dried apples are so easy, and so good. The perfect snack for every day snacking, road trips, lunches or to add to trail mix. I just love them too.

While the “recipe” if you call it that, or method is really quite simple this is a messy, timely process. But it is worth it.


To keep them from browning while you are prepping them and drying them, I use a lemon juice and water bath and that keeps them, oh so pretty!

To speed up the slicing and coring part I use this handy tool. It cores the apple and slices it round and round. So then I take a knife and cut straight down the middle to get perfect little half moons. It really works quite nicely and saves your hands from manually coring and cutting the apples, as well as doing it quickly! You can buy this same tool here.


After the apples have a nice lemon and water bath, I place them on the racks to take out to the dehydrator, I line the counter with parchment paper underneath the racks to save myself some mess.

I use an older version of this dehydrator. So if you are using a different brand or type, just refer to your owners manual for suggest temperature and cooking hours. That’s what I do every time, to make sure I am in the right ball park. I go to the lowest cooking time first and check the fruit or meat I’m drying first, then adjust for more time if needed. That will be based on what you like.

I only use cinnamon but feel free to play with the spices. Apple pie spice, nutmeg or ginger. You can do different batches with different spices to switch it up.

I have a jerky marinade for the dehydrator too, that will come your way as well for a How To, Tips & Tricks post. As well as a cauliflower tips and tricks post once I prefect that one.

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Enjoy these!


Dried Apples

Easy Dried Apples

Author: Maria
  • 5 pounds Apples Any Type, Mix & Match, Whichever you prefer
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  1. Mix water, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl or rectangle dish.

  2. Core and slice the apples 1/4 inch thick or less.

  3. Place the apple slices in the liquid mixture. Stir several times, and let them sit a couple minutes. I do this set in batches.

  4. Arrange slices in a single layer on the dehydrator racks. 

  5. Refer to you dehydrator manual for instructions on cooking times, as every kind is different. I used 135F for 9 hours. Mine were not crispy dried but chewy dried. Add more or less time for you preference. 

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