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dehydrator apples

Easy Homemade Dehydrated Apples From Your Oven

Make dehydrated apples in your oven

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs of fresh apples peeled and cored
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice + 1 quart of water optional
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons of cinnamon optional

Instructions

  1. If you haven't already was, peel and core your apples.
  2. Using a mandolin slicer make thin even slices of your apples (1/4 inch)
  3. As you slice your apples place them in the lemon juice and water combination to keep them from browning. Don't leave them in more than 5 minutes. (optional)
  4. Shake off any access liquid before drying.
  5. Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon just before placing them in the oven (optional)
  6. Place the apple slices on a wire baking sheet and place in the oven. I do not recommend putting them directly on your oven racks unless you give them a really good cleaning first.

  7. Set on your oven's lowest baking temperature and prop the oven door open to allow air to circulate.
  8. Baking times will vary on your lowest temp, humidity, etc. But start checking at 5 hours in; they make take up to 8 hours.
  9. Apples are done when there is no moisture inside or out. They'll feel dry to the touch and leathery. Test the inside by cutting one slice open to dryness. It should be like a dry sponge.
  10. Let the apples sit and come to room temperature before storing.
  11. Store in an air-tight container, food storage bags or mason jar.
  12. Keep your dehydrated apples in a cool, dark area when storing.
  13. They should stay good for several months, though we've never had to keep them that long because they get eaten fast!