You can easily learn how to make dried apples. They are perfect healthy snacks for back to school!
I was thinking of making dried apples for a long time. Finally, I made them. It is unbelievably easy to make. I will make them in big amounts sooner and stock and eat them as snacks. They don’t contain any sugar but when you eat them you may think some sugar is added. They are sweet. I used Gala Apples. Granny Smith is a good option too. Even if I use Granny Smith, I prefer not to add any sugar as these dried apples will taste good when they have a tart flavor.
When you make dried apples you have two options. You can either make them chewy or crispy. If you like them chewy, you can slice them really thin and have them ready in an hour. The thickness of the slices changes the baking time. I sliced them very thin. At the end of an hour, they were chewy and a little bit crispy. This is how I like them.
If you want them all crispy without any chewiness, you have to wait for 2-3 hours. As I mentioned above, the thickness of the slices affects the baking time. So you need to check the oven to give the final decision.
You can use a mandoline or a very sharp knife to make the slices. I have a mandoline slicer but it doesn’t have a hand guard. So I listened to my instinct and I used a sharp knife instead of mandoline. I didn’t want to have a kitchen accident on the eve of New Year.
Here are the steps,
I used my core seed remover first.
Then, I sliced the apples very thin as circles and half circles and put them onto the parchment paper. Finally, I sprinkled some ground cinnamon on top. After 35 minutes when the apples were dried and the edges curled up, I flipped them over and baked for an additional 25 minutes. This time is enough if you are looking for some crispiness and chewiness. You can take them from the oven and start eating. If you don’t want any chewiness, you need to bake for an additional 45 minutes. You may need to bake longer if your slices are thicker. Let them cool in the turned off oven for crispiness.
Enjoy these all healthy dried apples!
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You can easily learn how to make dried apples in the oven! Slice your apples very thin, sprinkle cinnamon if you like, and dry in the oven. That's all!
- 2 Gala Apples*
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon**
Preheat the oven to 225°F(107C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash the apples. Core the apples with an apple corer. Slice them very thin and put them onto the parchment paper. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on apple slices.
Bake one side of the apples for 35 minutes until the apples are dried and the edges start to curl up. Then flip them over and bake for additional 25 minutes. If you like your dried apples as chewy and little bit crispy, take them from the oven. If you like them all crispy, bake for additional 1 hour and let them cool in the turned off oven for an hour.
*You can use other apples too. Granny Smith will be good for a tart flavor.
**You can increase or decrease the amount according to your taste.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.