How To Make Dried Apple Chips

Easy, Natural and as Sweet as Candy-Dehydrated Apple Chips Recipe

dried apple chips
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When you get that craving for something sweet and crunchy, instead of potato chips or hard candy, try these naturally sweet dried apple chips. They’re easy to make healthy and oh, so satisfying.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 24 hours

Serving Size: 1 cup 

Servings per batch: 12 cups


12 small ripe apples (amount varies with size of apples)


1. Wash and dry apples.

2. Use an apple peeler corer slicer tool with the peeling blade in the off position to core and slice the apples. You can also use an apple corer and knife. Slices should be about 1/4 inch thick.

3. For whole rings from the apple peeler corer slicer, use a knife to slice the radius of the apple. For half circles, slice the diameter of the apple. 

4. Lay apple slices on dehydrator trays.

5. Dehydrate for approximately 24 hours rotating trays after 12 hours. Dehydrators may vary, so check instructions for your machine.

6. Store in air tight containers, jars or bags. They should keep for up to 6 months in a cool dry place or 1 year if frozen.

Apples cored, sliced and on dehydrator trays
  • Organic apples are recommended. Some pesticides can cause allergic reactions or other health issues.
  • The riper the apple, the sweeter the apple chips.
  • When you turn off your dehydrator, the apple chips may be flexible, but when cooled down, they become very crisp and crunchy.
  • Leaving the skins on retains maximum nutrients and fiber.
  • Store them in mason jars for great gift giving. Food saver vacumm sealers have a wide mouth mason jar attachment.
  • Whole dried apple chips fit into wide mouth mason jars. Alternate the colors of the apple skins for added interest.
  • Dried apple chips pair well with nuts and cheese.
  • Dried apple chips are high in vitamin C, fiber and polyphenols.
  • Dried apple chips are low in calories and sodium and have no fat or cholesterol.
  • Smaller apples work best with apple peeler corer slicer tool.