Easy Oven Dried Apples

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Crisp oven-dried apples are an easy, nutritious and healthy on-the-go snack, especially when they’re freshly harvested in the fall! These Oven Dried Apple Crisps are also the perfect way of preserving an apple harvest, and are a beautiful, natural way to decorate a fall apple cake.

Closeup view of oven baked apple rings in a small white bowl

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You don’t have to have a dehydrator to dry apples: make this Oven Dried Apples recipe instead!

Drying apples is as easy as a parchment lined baking sheet, a low heat oven and not more than a couple of hours to spare.

The trick to crisp sweet apple rings is truly as simple as slicing the apples as thin as possible. A mandolin makes the prettiest slices, but a sharp knife will work just as well. The result is a bag filled with nutritious treats that are a perfect healthy snack. Add cinnamon or not — your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will these apple rings keep?

They will keep in an air-tight container for up to a week.

What are the best variety of apples to make apple rings with?

Sweet apple varieties like Gala, and tart varieties like Granny Smiths will both work well!

Top view of oven dried apple slices

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Easy Oven Dried Apples: Healthy Snack

Crisp oven-dried apples are an easy and nutritious on-the-go snack, especially when they’re freshly harvested in the fall.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 apples sweet apples like Gala or tart apples like Granny Smith
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice apples as thinly as possible, about 1/8-inch to 1/16-inch for paper-thin apples. A mandolin makes this step easier and results in a pretty ring. You can core the apples or leave them whole. If left whole, they take a bit longer to dry in the oven, but I love seeing that star-shaped core, so I usually slice them whole.
  • Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheets and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).
  • Bake for 35 minutes on one side (depending on the thickness of the apple) and then flip each slice. Bake for another 25-30 minutes or until the rings are completely dry and crisp. Timing will depend on the thickness of your slice. Once these apples are cool, they will not continue to dry and crisp. For extra crisp slices, turn the oven off and let them cool in the oven.
  • Put apple rings on a cooling rack and allow to completely cool before packing. They will keep in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dried apples, oven baked dried apples

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