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Apples were the first food we ever dried in our dehydrator. It was enough to hook us. They are so fun and easy. They always turn out really great. Everyone wants in on the action. One small drawback is that the prep time is almost too short. You just get it all set up, start peeling and slicing apples, and you’re  close to done already. The dehydrator quickly fills up with fresh apple slices, then the waiting begins.

Using Dried Apple Slices

Once they are done, if you don’t eat them all right away, you can enjoy your dried apples slices long after winter has come. They also travel well, so they make great snacks for road trips. These are so good, they are like candy. I would say kids love them, but the truth is, everyone loves them. The best way to enjoy them is to eat them right out of the bag. Sharing is optional. But if you are kind hearted and frugally minded, you can put them in granola and trail mixes so that everyone can enjoy them. Chop them up and they make a nice addition to a bowl of hot oatmeal.

An Apple Peeler and A Dehydrator

You can dry your apple slices in an oven on low heat,  but I always make them in my dehydrator. It’s just so much easier. Just peel your apples with an apple peeler, (which also removes the core and slices your apples), put them on the mesh trays, set your dehydrator to 135 degrees and wait 6 hours.

Using the apple peelerFilling the dehydrater

Finished Apple slices

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If you would like to purchase a dehydrator, our Lequip FilterPro Dehydrator is the top of the line market leader in Dehydration Technology. It has lots of wonderful features that make a pleasure to use. We also sell the Lequip Dehydrator which is also very nice. Both have 1.2 sq. ft of drying space per tray and come with an initial 6 trays. Both expand to 20 trays.

 

Dried Apple Slices
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This is another great project to do with the kids in the fall. Dried apple slices are fun to make and a great, healthy snack. Just prep your apples, fill your dehydrator, and six hours later you have trays of dried apple slice. Better than candy. Everyone loves them.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Dried Apple Slices
Print Recipe
This is another great project to do with the kids in the fall. Dried apple slices are fun to make and a great, healthy snack. Just prep your apples, fill your dehydrator, and six hours later you have trays of dried apple slice. Better than candy. Everyone loves them.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Peel, slice and core your apples. The easiest way to do this is with an apple peeler. It will do all three steps at once and it works really quickly. These are not expensive and a great investment if you have kids. You can find them at most department stores, especially during the summer and fall.
  2. As an option, you may soak your apple slices in lemon juice and water for 15 minutes to keep them fresher.
  3. Line the dehydrator trays with the mesh screens and fill with a single layer of apple slices. Put everything back together and turn your dehydrator to 135 degrees. It takes about 6 hours to dry six trays.
Recipe Notes

There you have it. A great tasting, healthy, fun, and easy snack that has lots of uses. Your kids will love them. (If you decide to share).  Enjoy.

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