I was the lucky recipient of a hand-me-down dehydrator a few weeks ago and since then I have been having a blast. I love banana chips and I make a batch of kale chips every week. But I also love drying apples, and that is what I am writing this blog about today. It is so easy and the results are amazing. It is the perfect sweet treat without the guilt. I spice mine up a bit, but I encourage you to find your own perfect dried apple recipe.
You’ll need several apples. I usually do four or five at a time. The apple variety does not matter too much. Just keep in mind that if you go for a tarter apple like Granny Smith or Pink Ladies, when they are dried they will be a tart treat instead of a sweeter treat.
All you have to do is core the apple and slice them up. I have one of those apple corer things that cut the apple into eight pieces. I leave the skin on (but I would take it off if they are not organic). Then I cut each of these pieces into three slices.
Squeeze one or two lemons into a bowl. Dip each slice into the lemon juice and place on a dehydrator tray. The lemon juice keeps the apple slices from browning up.
Mix one tablespoon coconut sugar (or whatever you have) and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the apple slices. I have also seen recipes where they have mixed honey with the lemon juice and then just sprinkled cinnamon over the slices. Either way would work.
Place in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 8-10 hours. And then try not to eat them all before they come out (I have a hard time)! Enjoy.
Love you guys,