Once we got the dehydrator out we have become dehydrating machines, dehydrating everything we have in the house that we think would be good. Including apple slices. We all enjoy apples but we're also enjoying dehydrated apple slices.
This is really easy! And delicious.
What You Need:
How to make Dehydrated Apple Slices
To prevent any browning of your apple slices fill up a large bowl about halfway and add a splash of lemon juice. This is completely optional of course, my kids can't tell the difference between apple slices I have done this with and the ones I haven't.
Also completely optional is peeling your apples. The skin will be a little tougher but it also adds a pop of flavor.
As you core and slice your apples put the slices into the bowl of lemon water. Again, this is optional to prevent any browning. Alternatively you could place them directly onto your dehydrator trays.
Set your dehydrator to 135ºF and dehydrate them for about 12 hours, depending on how thick you cut your apple slices. The humidity in your home also affects how long it takes.
How to tell when Apple Slices are Dehydrated:
When your apple slices are rubbery they are done. That's the easiest way to tell. An apple will bend in half, but not snap. You can tear the pieces and see where they tear apart easily.
You can “over” dehydrate them to where they are dried out and snap when you try to bend them. Personally, I really enjoy them like this, they are super sweet and crispy.
We use mason jars for storage. They are easy to stack in the cupboard. They are usable, reduce waste, and readily available both in our cupboard and at local stores.