Fill a bowl with cold water and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Set up your workstation with peeler, cutting board, sharp knife, and a bowl for the peels and cores.
Clean your apples, and peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. If using a hand-cranked peeler, put the apple on the spikes and lock the peeler into place. Turn the crank slowly, and the peeler will begin to remove the skin.
Place the peeled apple on a cutting board and cut down once the middle. You’ll now have perfect apple slices.
Using a normal vegetable peeler? Cut the top and base off of the apple and remove the peel. Core the apple and make thin uniform slices.
Place the slices in the water/juice mixture.
Arrange the slices on your dehydrator so that there is space around each slice, and the slices are not touching. Set your dehydrator to the "fruit/vegetables" setting (135 degrees F).
The length of time they need to dry out will vary based on how many trays you have going on at once, and how thick your apple slices are. If you think about it, rotate the trays every few hours.
Apples are done when they don’t feel wet anymore (4-8 hours). Some apples will finish before the others on the same tray. Remove those that are done and set aside.
Store in an air-tight container. They will keep for at least a year if not exposed to too much light or heat.
How to Make Dried Apples
Amount Per Serving (40 g)
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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