Got too many apples this fall? Around the realfoodtraveler.com offices, our apple trees are brimming with fruit. One easy way to deal with an abundance of apples and preserve them is to use a dehydrator and make homemade apple chips.
It’s not only delicious, it’s healthy too. It’s a great alternative to greasy potato chips. And you can use dehydrated apples in a variety of baked goods such as pies, tea breads, and cookies.
This recipe was provided by Omega, makers of juicers and the Excalibur Dehydrator. Omega suggests using their Excalibur Dehydrator, but you can use any dehydrator.
Recipe courtesy Omega www.excaliburdehydrator.com
6 apples (Gala or Empire apples work great, but you can use any you have)
Cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling (optional; produces a sweeter flavor)
Wash and core the apples.
Cut the apple into ¼” to 3/8” slices or rings; discard any bruised portions.
Dry at 135◦F/57◦C in a dehydrator for 7-9 hours. (Humidity of location will determine time for dehydrating.)
Store in clean glass jars or freezer bags.