Dried apple rings are really easy to make… I bought too many apples, so now they are delicious rings! Lots of apples from BC from the fall harvest are still available.
We upgraded our dehydrator to the one sold by Lee Valley (here). It’s nice because you can change the temperature!
For our dehydrator, you can fit about 1 apple per tray. So, with 6 trays I fit/squeeze in about 8 apples.
- Prepare a lemon/water bath. Add the lemon juice to some water. This step is NOT required but it will keep the apple slices from turning brown.
- Core apples. Peel if you like (not mandatory). Remove any brown spots.
- Slice the apple into thin slices and immediately place in the lemon/water bath.
- Once the slices have been in the bath for a couple of minutes, place on the drying tray.
- Dry the apples at 58ºC (if yours has a temperate guage) for about 6 hours. It depends on how thick they are. When they are done, they are still soft but dry to the touch.
- Store in an airtight container. You can store them in the open but they will continue to dry.
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