How to Dehydrate Apples and How to Use Dry Apples

Food drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use. It can either be an alternative to canning or freezing or complement these methods. Drying foods is simple, safe, and easy to learn. Moreover, it is an ancient technique for food preservation that has been proven undoubtedly efficient through the ages.

Dried Apples can be used in a variety of ways – enjoyed like chips, use them in a recipe, or even make decorations with them. For example, you can use the dried apples for our slow cooker pork roast with apple recipe, which has been a success so far for our readers.

Today we share How to Dry Apples plus 6 Uses for Dried Apples.

Dried Apples can be used in a variety of ways - enjoyed like chips, use them in a recipe, or even make decorations with them. Learn How to Dry Apples + we have 6 Uses for Dried Apples. Click on the Photo for Recipe!

How to Dehydrate Apples at Home

Drying apples can be done several different ways, if you have a dehydrator you can easily dry the apples in it. But in case you don’t, you can learn how to easily dry apples by yourself in the oven.

The key to beautifully dried apples is to cut them very, very thin. A mandolin slicer would have been perfect, and I think before we do these again, we will definitely purchase one.

How to Make Dried Apples :: Instructions on
  • You can peel the apples or leave the skin on like we did. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Place the apple slices on the lined cookie sheet in a single layer and sprinkle them with Apple Pie Spice, rub the spices into the apples to coat evenly.
  • Then into the oven for about an hour, flipping the apples after 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the apples in for another hour or so until they are as crisp as you like them.

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How to Use Dry Apples in Different Recipes

After you have your dried apples made, you may want some recipes or crafts to use them. I’ve pulled together 6 Uses for Dried Apples for you…

6 Uses for Dried Apples :: on
How to Dry Apples
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Healthy and delicious treat.
  • Apples
Apple Pie Spice
  • ¼ cup cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Slice apples very thin - the thinner the apple the crisper the chips
  3. Place on cookie sheet in single layer
  4. Mix spices and sprinkle on apple slices, rub in to evenly coat
  5. Bake for 1 hour, flipping apples after 30 minutes
  6. Turn oven off and leave in for about 1 more hour or until apples are crisp to your liking

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