Easy Recipe for Homemade Dried Apple Slices – the Perfect Fall Snack

Sharing my incredibly yummy, healthy & easy recipe for homemade dried apple slices made in a dehydrator including tips about how long they take to make & last #apples #applerecipes https://lehmanlane.net

Sharing my incredibly yummy, healthy & easy recipe for homemade dried apple slices made in a dehydrator including tips about how long they take to make & last with pictures.

Warning, Homemade Dried apple slices are incredibly addictive & definitely more flavorful than store bought ones!

Drying apples this way will also make your kitchen smell AMAZING!!!

There is nothing like the smell of apples baking!!!

Every fall, we have bushels of apples to cook with & this fall is no exception!

I hope one of these year’s we will be lucky enough to pick the apples from our own apple trees but still do not have that many apples yet!

I am busy in the kitchen making homemade applesauce, apple crisp, apple pie filling & my kid’s FAVORITE dried apple slices.

Homemade Dried Apple Slices

Serving Size – 7-8 Servings or About 2 Mason Quart Jars Worth

Prep Time – About 10 Minutes

Bake Time – 8 -10 Hours

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Ingredients & Tools Needed for Homemade Dried Apple Slices

  • 7-8 Apples (Honeycrisp are the BEST)
  • Apple Peeler
  • Cutting Board & Knife
  • Dehydrator with 4 Trays
Nesco Food and Jerky dehydrator, 15.25 x 10.25 x 15.63 inches, White

Using a Dehydrator Verses Baking in the Oven

Although, I have never baked my apple slices in the oven, I find a dehydrator to be incredibly easy to operate while not taking away from any oven space & using much less energy.

The more dehydrator trays you have, the more food you can add.

We have made dried bananas, strawberries, cherries, turkey, chicken & beef jerky with it.

Dried Apple Slices are definitely our family favorite with the jerky coming in a close second.

We have had ours for 8 years now & it’s still going strong!

Step by Step Instructions for How to Make Dried Apple Slices

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Step ONE – Peel, Core & Slice the Apples

Start by Peeling Coring & Slicing your Apples to add to the Dehydrator.

This is a great way to use up any spotted or bruised apples you might have.

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Step TWO – Add the Apples to the Dehydrator

I add the peeled & sliced apples to our dehydrator one tray at a time.

I find the each tray holds about 1.5-2 apples depending on how thick you slice them.

I put the dehydrator on the setting for dried fruits & vegetables which is 135 degrees.

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How Long Will It Take for the Apples to Dry?

The amount of time it takes for your apple slices to dry really depends on the thickness of the apple slice.

The thicker the slice, the longer it takes to dry. I find that it usually takes about 8-10 hours for mine to dry.

Step THREE – Take Your Dried Apples Out

Take your Dried Apples Slices out of the dehydrator & enjoy!

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How Long will Dried Apple Slices Last?

Dried Apple Slices should last for years in your kitchen pantry.

In all honesty, our homemade dried apple slices have not lasted past a few days in our farmhouse with my kids… especially the boys!

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But every year, I hope to get them to last into the winter time. ūüôā

I hope this inspires you to make homemade dried apple slices at your home!

by Tara Lehman

Yield: 2 Quarts

Homemade Dried Apple Slices

Sharing my incredibly yummy, healthy & easy recipe for homemade dried apple slices made in a dehydrator including tips about how long they take to make & last #apples #applerecipes https://lehmanlane.net

Sharing my incredibly yummy, healthy & easy recipe for homemade dried apple slices made in a dehydrator including tips about how long they take to make & last with pictures

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7-8 Apples (we love Honeycrisp)

Instructions

    1. Start by Peeling Coring & Slicing your Apples to add to the Dehydrator

    2. I add the peeled & sliced apples to our dehydrator one tray at a time

    3. Bake for 8-10 hours on the Fruit/ Vegetable Setting of 135 degrees

    4. Remove from the dehydrator & enjoy!

Notes

This is a great way to use up any spotted or bruised apples you might have

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