You can easily learn how to make dried apples. They are perfect healthy snacks!
I was thinking of making dried apples for a long time. Finally, I made them. They are unbelievably easy to make. I will make them in big amounts sooner and stock and eat them as snacks.
These dried apples don’t contain any sugar but when you eat them you may think some sugar is added. They are sweet as 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 slice them very thin. At the end of an hour, they are 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 the New Year.
Let’s go through the steps,
How to Make Oven-Dried Apples
First I core the apples with an apple corer.
Then, I slice the apples very thin as circles and half circles and put them onto the parchment paper. Finally, I sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and dry the apples in the oven.
After 35 minutes when the apples are dried and the edges curl up, I flip them over and bake 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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If you are looking for another healthy apple recipe, you should try my apple oatmeal cookies.
If you like dried fruits, you should also check my how to make dried bananas post.
Other Apple Recipes You May Enjoy!
- Caramel Apple Bars
- Apple Crumble Muffins
- Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- Apple Pie Bars Recipe
- Apple Crisp Cookie Cups
- Easy Apple Crumble Recipe
How to Make Dried Apples Crispy/Chewy vs. Crispy
- 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 an 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 an additional 1 hour and let them cool in the turned off oven for an hour.