Dried Apple Chips: An Easy Fall Treat

It’s finally fall! Apples are in season and I’ve been eating them every day (keeps the doctor away, right?). After buying an overwhelming amount, I was inspired by this post on Serious Eats to dry some in the oven. I don’t own a dehydrator, and this is a simple way to make flavorful dried apples (much better than store bought). Thicker slices turned out chewy, while the thin slices in these pictures were crunchy, airy, and almost candied.

I used the Fujis I had on hand (Golden Delicious and Granny Smith are supposed to be good for this too) and submerged the slices in boiling simple syrup before baking. This gave them an extra hint of sweetness and helped them caramelize. Next time, I’ll try adding cinnamon to them.

What are your favorite fall treats?

Dried Apple Chips

Preheat oven to 220°F.

Core apples and slice very thinly. If desired, spray slices with lemon juice to prevent browning (I didn’t find this necessary). Submerge slices in boiling simple syrup (1:1 ratio of water and sugar). Place apples in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, until lightly browned.

13 Comments on Dried Apple Chips: An Easy Fall Treat

  1. Debbie
    October 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Apple chips are such a great idea and they sound so easy, thanks!

    • Stephanie
      October 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks Debbie! They’re super easy, give ’em a try!

  2. Camala - CC Recipe
    October 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm (11 years ago)

    I love apple chips, I make them and they are quite delish, thanks for the reminder, yours looks fabulous!

  3. Amy
    October 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm (11 years ago)

    I might have to make some of these! Thanks for the great idea! 🙂

  4. GreenGirl
    October 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I never thought dried apple chips would be so easy to made, I don’t own an dehydrator either 🙁
    Thanks so much for sharing

    • Stephanie
      October 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm (11 years ago)

      I didn’t think so either! Definitely easy. Enjoy!

  5. eatgreek.net
    October 14, 2010 at 12:13 am (11 years ago)

    it looks delicious! ^_^

  6. Peggy
    October 14, 2010 at 4:31 am (11 years ago)

    These definitely sound like a delicious snack on the go! We’ve got tons of apples right now, so they will definitely be put to good use!

  7. Suchitra
    October 14, 2010 at 5:08 am (11 years ago)

    love the recipe! good one

  8. Marisa
    October 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)

    This looks great. I love dried apple chips in salads. Sounds like it would be awesome with cinnamon too!

  9. Dani
    October 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm (11 years ago)

    I wonder how they’d be with a little rosewater in the simple syrup!

  10. Carol Egbert
    October 15, 2010 at 10:40 am (11 years ago)

    This will make a lot of apples fit in a small space.


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