Dehydrated apples are one of our favorite foods year-round as they are a great for long term use. They make a yummy and healthy quick snack for kids.
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Why these make the perfect snack:
A Great on the Go Snack: In a rush and want something healthy. Just grab them and go!
You can add them to other recipes: Dehydrated apples are a great treat when rehydrated in oatmeal, pancakes, muffins etc.
They last a very long time if stored correctly: Dehydrated apples last for many, many months if stored in a glass mason jar, sealed with a tight lid, with oxygen absorbers.
Great for snack for kids: Children seem to love them all the time, the boy child asks for them at every opportunity. They are also a great gateway to teach children how to make their own snacks.
Tools You Will Need for Dehydrated Apples:
Tips on Dehydrated Apples:
- Definitely get the apple peeler and corer because it will make this process and lot faster and easier. Kids have a blast using it too. You can peel and core your apples the old fashioned way, but we found this apple peeler, it’s been worth every penny. Peels, cores and slices the apples beautifully, in addition the apple slices are a consistent thickness overall, so they dry fairly equally.
- If you would like you can sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg or a pumpkin spice on the apples before starting the dehydrator, this would be a yummy addition!
- 7-9 Apples, whichever variety you like
- 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- Enough water to submerge you sliced apples
- Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or a pumpkin spice mix (optional)
FAQ about Dehydrated Apples:
How Long do dehydrated apples last?
Up to 6 months if stored correctly
Which apples are best for dehydrating?
Granny Smith, Macintosh and Cortland
Can you over dehydrate apples?
No you cannot over dehydrate
Why are my apples not crispy?
This probably means you need to dehydrate them longer. Depending on your climate is may take longer for humid areas.
After running them through the peeler, slicer, corer contraption, break them into manageable slices and drop them into a large bowl.
How to Dehydrate Apples:
Start by peeling your apples with your apple corer and peeler
The peeler will make your apples into a spiral, you will need to break sections off to look like slices
Cover the slices with water and add a splash of lemon juice and mix thoroughly
Typically, when exposed to the air, apples brown, or rust pretty quickly. The lemon juice prevents this from happening.
Set up your dehydrator and start layering your apple slices. Fill your racks, close it up and turn it on to 135 degrees for 8-12 hours.
We’ll usually start a run at 6 or 7 am for convenience so we don’t have to hear it humming all night.
After 12 hours, the slices should be crispy if not let it run a little longer until they are.
Pack them into jars with oxygen absorbers to store them long term.
What foods have you dehydrated before?
Let me know in the comments!
- 1 Dehydrator
- 1 Bowl
- Oxygen Absorbers
- Mason Jars
- 1 Apple Peeler and Corer
- 7-9 Apples
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Enough Water to cover apples
- Peel apples with apple peeler and corer
- Apples will be in a spiral, break them into slices.
- Add them to a bowl and enough water to cover them
- Add Lemon Juice to water and apples, mix well
- Put apples flat on racks in dehydrator
- Sprinkle with your desired spices
- Cover and start dehydrator at 135 degrees for 8-12 hours
- After 8-12 hours check your apples. If not crispy continue dehydrating until they are
- Once crispy put in mason jars with oxygen absorber and seal tightly with lid.