Dehydrating Apples

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By dehydrating apples at home, you can have a steady supply of juicy apples available all year if you're not lucky enough to have your own apple orchard out back!

How? Dehydrate apples when they're on sale (and in season)!





Great For Apple Pies!

Simply follow the instructions coming up—and purchase apples when they are in season and plentiful via the grocery store in bags or from your own backyard in bushels!

Apples Nutrition Info.

Apple's best vitamins are vitamin A, vitamin C, followed by vitamin K with trace amounts of Choline, Pantothenic Acid, and Niacin.

The mineral contents of apples contain Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, and trace amounts of Zinc. Apples also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.





Help Prevent Oxidation by Doing This

Apple Spraying with lemon juice

To prevent oxidation while dehydrating apples (that's what makes the apples turn brown—and bananas too)—we spray the apples with good old lemon juice.

(Professional food dehydration plants use ascorbic acid.

Tip: When apples are out of season, consider using frozen apples instead.

As noted in the instructions for dehydrating apples, below, you won't have the peel the apples, plus you don't need to use apple juice to spray the apples in step 2.

Now just how easy is that?

Dehydrating Apples is Easy:

It's time to dehydrate apples! So much fun...

If using frozen apples, ignore steps 1 and 2.

  1. Peel, core, and slice your apples by hand or with a handy apple-peeler-corer gadget.
  2. Place slices in a bowl and generously spray with lemon juice. TIP: Use a pump-top from a new unused spray bottle, pick one that fits your lemon juice bottle, look for one that has a long enough plastic tube that will reach to the bottom of your lemon juice bottle.
  3. Arrange the apple slices on your dehydrator trays, making sure the apples don't overlap.
  4. Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F
    (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Delicious dried apples are pliable when dried.
  • Drying time: between 4-10 hours.
  • Please remember to rotate your dehydrator trays for even drying.

Easy To Re-Hydrate Too!

Dehydrated Apples in Vacuum Bags

Simply add water to your dried apples to re-hydrate them. (Read more about re-hydrating food here) and we're off making the best apple pies around!

or applesauce, or apple breads, or cookies.

Hmmm :-) Soon the delicious apple-pie aroma from your kitchen will draw friends and neighbors for miles!

Apple Peeler and Corer

Great Apple Peeler Corer (peels potatoes too)!

You'll want one of those apple peeler corer gadgets shown below—
Honest! Not only are they easy to use, they are truly fascinating to watch.

Take the grunt work out of spud peeling—
yes, you can peel potatoes with them too!

A VERY Handy Gadget to Get!


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Great Apple Peeler Corer
(peels potatoes too)!

You'll want one of those apple peeler corer gadgets shown below—Honest! Not only are they easy to use, they are truly fascinating to watch.

Take the grunt work out of spud peeling—yes, you can peel potatoes with them too!

A VERY
Handy Gadget
to Get!


As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. The price you pay doesn't increase.

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Different Kinds of Apples

While there are many different types of apples, the most common type is the red delicious apple. Other popular types of apples include the Granny Smith apple, the Golden Delicious apple, and the Rome apple.

Each type of apple has its own unique flavor, so be sure to try a few different kinds to find your favorite.

Best Areas to Grow Apples

The best areas to grow apples are in cool climates with well-drained soils. Apples need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive, so make sure you choose a spot that gets plenty of sunlight and has good drainage.

Additionally, apples are a cold-weather crop, so they do not do well in warm or damp conditions.

When is the Best Time to Pick Apples?

The best time to pick apples is in the fall, after the leaves have turned color and before the first frost. Apples are typically ripe and ready to pick in September or October, depending on the variety.

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