If there is one food we love having at home, its apple chips! We throw them in our trail mix, take them on the beach or road trips, or have them at home for a quick snack. They are so simple and easy to make as long as you have a dehydrator. So I’ll walk you through the steps!
- 12 oz of 100% lemon juice
- 1 bag of granny smith apples
- Apple corer
First wash your apples well. You’ll want to core them one at a time to make sure you’re only using what will fit in the dehydrator. Once you remove the core of your first apple, you’ll want to slice it. Grab a bowl, and fill it with 8 oz of water and 8 oz of lemon juice.
This is your Apple Corer, Mandoline Slicer(over a bowl of your lemon juice solution), and first rack of your Dehydrator. When you core your apple, it should be a straight hole all the way through the apple. Don’t worry if there are seeds left inside. They will come out during the slicing.
Corers make life SO much easier when making apple chips!
I set my slicer on the thickest slice setting. If you want extremely thin chips with extra crunch, you may want thinner slices. The reason for the lemon juice is to keep the apple slices from oxidizing and turning brown. Once you’ve dunked all of the slices into the lemon/water solution, let them sit for about 30 seconds, then begin moving them into the dehydrator.
You’ll want to lay them on your dehydrator spaced out fairly well. If you slightly overlap other pieces of apple, its okay. They will shrink in size as they dehydrate. Once all of your racks are full of apple slices, set your dehydrator to run for 8 hours at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This time and temperature work for the thicker apple slices. If you are choosing to make thinner apple slices, you may not need to run your dehydrator for 8 hours. Check on them about 6 hours into your dehydration process.
And 8 hours later, there you have them! Nice crunchy all natural apple chips! Chop them up and put them in salad or add them to your trail mix! Enjoy!