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How to Dry Apples in the Oven

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In today’s video, I’m sharing How to Dry Apples in the Oven. This recipe is so easy to do! They make a great snack and can even be used for a craft!

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Why Should You Dry Your Own Apples?

Drying apples in your oven allows you to avoid additives like sulfur dioxide, which are commonly found on dried fruit purchased at the grocery store. Instead of chemicals, I’ll show you how to use a simple solution of vinegar and water to help your apple slices retain an appetizing color once dried.

Ring of Oven Dried Apples
Ring of Oven Dried Apples

Ideas for Snacking

Place your dried apples in a jar and store them in your pantry for a delightful snack at any time.

In addition, it can be especially fun to make an apple ring by threading the rings through some kitchen twine. Then, place the ring on a plate and leave the twine untied so that folks can slip off apples whenever they want.

Ideas for Entertaining

Oven-dried apples are perfect to snack on, but they offer so many more possibilities. For example, when entertaining, if you have guests who avoid gluten, these apple rings are a great option to top with cheese in place of crackers.

Ideas for Crafting

Dried apples are exceptionally aromatic, so they are wonderful for turning into a kitchen wreath. You can string them on a wire on their own, or intermingle herbs, such as rosemary or lavender, to make a delightfully fragrant combination.

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Oven Dried Apples

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Learn how to dry apples for the perfect snack.



  • 12 Apples, assorted varieties
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • Water


  • Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C).
  • Fill a large bowl with water and add vinegar. This will make a solution of "acidulated" water.
  • Core apples one at a time and then peel or leave unpeeled.
  • Slice apples 1/4" thick and place them into acidulated water.
  • When all the apples are sliced and placed into the acidulated water, remove apples in groups and blot between two clean dish towels to remove excess water.
  • Once the apple slices are blotted, place them on a lined baking sheet or on top of a drying rack that is placed into a baking sheet. Fill three baking sheets with apple slices.
  • Place baking sheets into the oven and close the door.
  • After two hours, rotate baking sheets to different oven racks. Check to make sure that no apples are sticking to their surface. If they are sticking, turn them over.
  • After 4 hours, check on apple slices. If any are dry, remove them. Continue to dry the remaining apple slices. It can take up to 6 hours to dry apples to a malleable consistency. Once all apple slices are dried to the desired consistency, allow them to cool.
  • Once completely cool, apple slices can now be placed into an airtight container and stored in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry. The shelf life is 2-3 months. Or, apple slices can be strung on a string if they are to be eaten within a few days.



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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: apple snacks, Apples, dried apples
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