It would be fine for slicing half a dozen apples, but could get tiresome for more. Oh, dear! Dehydrated apples are a delicious way to enjoy the harvest, not to mention, extremely easy to make. You might also add a few raisins and a sprinkle … **You can decrease the amount according to your taste. However, doesn't yours have an adjustment for the slicing knife? I've only used one, not owned, and didn't know all that. How to Make Dried Apples Chewy vs. Crispy. Hi Grainlady - thanks for the quick reply! I used two pans - one lined with a Silpat and the other with parchment and the apples on the parchment crisped up much faster than the ones on the Silpat. Better than FP, which is limited by the bowl size. Use your dried apples and keep those pies crisp! Is the air entering your dehydrator high in humidity? If anyone knows of a good mandolin that has a finger guard that is easy to use and won't waste a lot of food, please let me know! If you want them all crispy without any chewiness, you should bake for 2 hours. Wash the apples. Apple Crisp Made with Dried Apples 6 c. dried apple slices 4 1/2 c. boiling water 1 c. oats 1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. brown sugar, divided 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 c. chopped nuts or coconut (optional) 1/2 c. butter or butter flavored shortening Pour water over apples; let stand 5 minutes. Welcome to my blog! I used a VERY simple dehydrator (just an on/off switch - no temp control). Finally, sprinkle ground cinnamon on top and dry the apples in the oven. Your single serving bags are perfect. --115-degrees F will maintain enzymes in the apple slices - which is more in line with the raw foodists, but they won't be crisp. Once you cut more than half of each apple, it will be hard to hold and cut them as whole circles, so you’ll need to cut them as half circles.Instead of using a knife, you can use a mandoline slicer with a hand guard as long as you find it safe to use. I usually dry for twice as long as you. Actually, it's a V-slicer, which helps prevent squishing. Bake one side of the apples for 35-45 minutes (depending on the thickness of the slices) or until the apples start to dry and the edges start to curl up. So, I don't really know a good way to slice thinly without using just a plain knife, which takes forever! Use 1 Tbsp lemon juice to 1 cup water.) Thanks, Writersblock. I've never been cut, but, especially in a busy house where you can be startled, a cutproof glove would be a good idea. Prep: 10 mins/Cook: 8-10 hrs. The fruit has to fit between the side ridges. This is because the tines are so long and guard doesn't work unless the food is pushed on to them fully. Place  the apple circles onto the parchment paper and  sprinkle ground cinnamon on top. I share my tested, easy and yummy recipes from scratch with accessible ingredients. I checked out a really nice one at Sur la Table years ago. Drain off liquid reserving about 1 cup to Add back to the apple mixture. In my first attempt at dehydrating apples, I used a hand mandolin slicer and sliced them thin. What temperature do you dehydrate apples at? That's the suggested temperature from "Making & … You should slice your apples very thin and sprinkle cinnamon to make these healthy snacks. I wear a cut-resistant glove when using a mandolin, even when using the pusher, and would recommend one for anyone who uses a cutting mandolin. In a large sauce pan combine water, apple slices, sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and bring to a boil. If you don’t want any chewiness, you need to bake for an additional hour. Cook apples in juice for 10 to 15 minutes or till tender. Place apple slices in a single layer in the dehydrator. Hope you all enjoy Pastry and Beyond! More about me... As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Peel bananas and slice with a serrated knife into even discs about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. To be clear, I’m talking about regular white table sugar. If you have a mandoline with a hand guard and you find it safe to use, you can use it instead of using a knife. Apple slices will dry to a leathery consistency in about 6 hours and turn crispy in about 8 to 10 hours. *You can use other apples too. Toss the sliced apples with a little cinnamon and sugar, if you’d like (highly recommended) Dehydrator: Arrange the apple slices in a single layer in your dehydrator. Apples-I use Gala but you can use any other sweet apple as well or use Granny Smith to make tart dried apples. It lives in a cupboard now and I rely on a sharp knife for what I can't do with the flat side of my julienne peeler. Love the FP but still want a mandolin. Unlike their store-bought counterparts, however, this apple chips recipe uses no sugar and the chips are baked, not … One of the advantages of these, with adjustable knife, is that it can slice really thin! Ingredients: 3 Honey Crisp Apples – any kind of sweet apple will work, Fuji, Gala, Golden… For the average homemaker, not so much. Apple chips are thinly sliced apples that are lightly sprinkled with cinnamon, then baked until pleasantly crisp. Core the apple and slice into 1/4" slices… Also, if I left them even longer in the dehydrator, would they eventually crisp up? The thickness of the slices affects the baking time. They are sweet as I used Gala Apples. If you find that your apples got too crispy, leaving them out to reabsorb a bit of moisture from the air (especially on humid days) will help return them to a more pliable state. Then you should keep in the turned-off oven for an extra hour. I made dried apples first almost 2.5 years ago and I should tell you that drying apples in the oven couldn’t be easier! I wouldn't cut apples any more than 1/4-inch thick, especially if you want them crisp. Then wash and put away for another 6 months. And goes in the dishwasher, which is a boon (the OXO might as well--I don't remember). I suggest no more than 1/5 inch (5mm) thick slices. Step 3. The apple is not dry enough if you can see beads of moisture along the tear. This … There is a size limit. I hope the dehydrating goes well. These are cheaper and healthier than the fried apple chips in the store. You can either make these dried apples chewy or crispy! Store in air tight baggies or put … Realized a cheap KA food processor cost the same and went with that. Yeah, I have to admit that it cuts very well, nice sharp blades and a v-cut, but every time I read a blog post from someone who got a mandoline but doesn't use it because of being afraid of it, my guess is that it's an OXO, and it usually is. If you like them all crispy, bake for an additional 1 hour and let them cool in the turned off oven for an extra hour. The sugar completely changes the texture. You will find a lot of variation in temperature for drying apples among the "experts". It is possible to slice through the edge of the core, however, so until you learn how to feel if it's askew, and even after if there's a wide spot in the core, which you may want to clean up from the wedges with a paring knife. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Browse Gardening and Landscaping Stories on Houzz, See the 3 Things You'll Need to Float Your TV Away From the Wall, On the Walls or Au Natural, Green Apples Pack a Decorative Bite, 20 products to help make fall produce last through the season and beyond, Inspiration for dinner time under the stars, Inspiration for making that best pizza ever, Where to Put the TV When the Wall Won't Work, Guest Picks: Canning, Preserving, Steaming, Dehydrating. The pusher has a stiff spring in it, so there's really very little that doesn't go through the blade. What were the manufacturers suggested temperature? If you have a food dehydrator, you can make your own apple chips. To avoid browning, dip slices into a bowl of lemon juice or an ascorbic acid solution. Healthy homemade apple chips are a remarkably addictive snack. You don't say what temperature you used in the Excalibur. It takes an awful lot of flesh off with the peel (not such a big deal if you're making the apple jelly), and only works well on symmetrical apples. Turn the fruit over and rearrange every 3 to 4 hours for even drying. If you like your dehydrated apples crunchy like a chip, dry them until they snap when you bend them. Place in the I nstant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer, 8 Qt (amazon link). And a nesco dehydrator. You have to hold it with the pressure from your hand, but it works very well with no waste. If you like your dried apples as chewy and a little bit crispy, take them from the oven. Core the apples with an apple corer. You should check the oven to give the final decision as I said the thickness of the slices is a factor. This takes approximately 12 hours. Peel fruit, core and slice thin. But if I coat them with cinnamon sugar, they come out crunchy. It doesn't attach to the fruit. Air flow is almost more important than temperature for proper inside-out drying. You can either make them chewy or crispy. Remove from the oven and turn each slice over; return the pans to the oven. I sliced my thumb pretty good, and it really scared me. You can easily learn how to make dried apples in the oven! Granny Smith apples are the best apples to dry if you’re looking for a hint of tart fruit flavor in a recipe. The first time I made apple chips I dehydrated for 7 hours and then needed to put them in for an additional 2 hours. The apple slicer is soooooo much more convenient than slicing by hand or with a mandolin, but I really do like crispy chips. Pre-heat your oven to 200-220 F degrees. Once you see how easy it is, I am sure you’ll want to make these healthy snacks again and again. Preheat the oven to 225°F(107C°). I slice them very thin. Well it is drying out the fruit to rid it of moisture. https://www.diynatural.com/homemade-apple-chips-recipe-crispy Yep - another unhappy oxo owner. Even if I get them crisp they will absorb enough water to get chewy if the container doesn't close tightly. I suggest no more than 1/5 inch (5mm) thick slices. Once you see how easy it is, I am sure you’ll want to make these healthy snacks again and again. I would like to slice them thin using a mandolin, but I can't figure out how to use one without hurting myself or wasting a lot of food. It might be worth going somewhere like Bed, Bath & Beyond and giving them a good looking over. If you want super crispy chips, then bake for at least 90 minutes (flip midway) then turn the oven off and let the apples … As long as they are dried sufficiently (20% or less water content remaining) and wrapped well (remove as much air … Try throwing dried Granny Smith apples on ice cream with some caramel sauce for a caramel apple … Step 6: Store the dehydrated apples. If you like your dried apples as chewy and a little bit crispy, take them from the oven I used a temperature of 135, which is what is recommended on my machine for fruits. If you want really crispy apple chips it will take closer to 8 hours. The apples came out crispy: more like a chip. I can't speak to the guard, however. --115-degrees F will maintain enzymes in the apple slices - which is more in line with the raw foodists, but they won't be crisp. Bake the slices on the upper and lower racks for 1 hour. You need to push what you're slicing so far onto the spikes for them to hold it that you're lucky if you can slice a quarter of the item. Allow the dehydrated apple slices to cool for 30 minutes, and then package into airtight containers, jars, or bags. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Update Notes:  I originally shared this post on December 30, 2016. Filed Under: HEALTHY, HOW TO'S, SNACKS, TRENDING RECIPES. Storing. The air is fairly humid - I'm in south Georgia and we are still in the 90s every day and very muggy. If you are looking for another healthy apple recipe, you should try my apple oatmeal cookies. This one works fairly well, but the way the finger guard works, I waste probably 25-50% of the food if I just use the guard. The fresh sour-apple flavor stays even after these apples are dehydrated. After I  keep them in the oven for an hour, they are chewy and a little bit crispy. Better than by hand, because of speed. 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