Drying Apples in a Dehydrator

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Dried apple slices make a delicious healthy snack. Rather that buy them at the market, if you have a dehydrator, they are easy to make at home. This is a page about drying apples in a dehydrator.


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To start my day, I love to sit down at the computer with a cup of coffee and look at all my favorite websites. When I have them, a handful of dried apples to munch on makes it even better. Dried apples are a good healthy snack anytime.

Total Time: 8 hours

Yield: 1 quart


  • 8 medium size sweet apples
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (to keep the apples from turning dark)
  • 6 cups water (approximately)


  1. Mix lemon juice and water in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Peel apples, one at the time.
  3. Place on cutting board and cut in half, lengthwise.
  4. Notch out stem and blossom end.
  5. Lay half down on cutting board and slice approximately 1/4 inch thick slices.
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  7. Notch out remaining core.
  8. Place slices in lemon water and repeat process with next apple.
  9. When all apples are in the water, pour them into a strainer to drain.
  10. Place slices on dehydrator racks. Do not over lap.
  11. Dry for 6-8 hours. Rotate racks during drying process so they will dry evenly.
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  13. When all are dry, let them cool before putting them into a Ziploc bag.
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March 20, 20161 found this helpful

These would have to make delicious fried apple pies (or baked pies for that matter).


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May 18, 20160 found this helpful

I make apple chips in my dehydrator too and they're a hit with the grandchildren. I use my adjustable slicing knife for consistent thickness apple slices and the job gets done more quickly too. I bought mine at WalMart about 10 years ago and use it for everything including any firm fruit, potatoes and meat.


I love home cooking but it does take time so if I can find a shortcut here and there, I'm pleased to take it. The knife makes slicing apples so easy.

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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

Okay, you peel our apples. I am going to buy 6 bag of apples tomorrow. They have about 12 apples per. It will cost $.99 cents per bag. I hope the grandkids like them. TAJ

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