Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 26, 2009

I had a few apples that needed to be used up. I thought the boys would like a new “chewy snack,” so I made some honey sweetened dehydrated apples.

Ingredients
6 apples, any variety will do
3-4 Tbsp honey
2 tsp lemon juice
Dashes of cinnamon

Directions
1. Peel and thinly slice apples. 

2. Toss apple slices with honey, lemon juice (to prevent browning), and a few dashes of cinnamon.

3. Lay apple slices in single layers in a food dehydrator.

4. Turn on dehydrator for 4-6 hours.  Dehydration time will depend on how thick your apple slices are…thinner slices will take less time to dehydrate.

5. Set out on the counter and they will be gone before you know it!

Enjoy!!!

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Melissa June 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Those look yummy. I dont have a dehydrator, can I make it in the oven?

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LuAnn June 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Anyone know where I can get a used dehydrator in good condition? *lol* My 12 yr old is looking over my shoulder saying, “We need to make that!”

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Cyn June 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Love your blog and this recipe sounds so delish! Can’t wait to try it. I am posting a link to it on one of my blogs. Here is the link: http://islandtearoom.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/honey-sweetened-dehydrated-apples/ Also, I noticed some people with questions about dehydrating without a dehydrator. I have done apples before in my oven, which at that time only went as low as 150 degrees F but have heard of people doing it in ones that only went as low as 200 as well. For 150 degrees, I found that about 4-5 hours was ideal. Also, I found this link where they offer some hints and instructions for drying apples with a dehydrator, an oven, or outside in the sun. I put all this on my blog post but just in case anyone here is also interested I won’t make you travel there to see it lol. Here is that link: http://www.seasonalchef.com/appledehyd.htm

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Christina Baita June 27, 2009 at 10:26 pm

This post couldn’t have come at a better time! I have had this great stove for a few years now that I know I have not used to it’s full potential. After reading quite a few books on different dietary lifestyles (raw and GF to be exact), I have seen a lot about this dehydrating thing and thought I had to buy one. My oven is split in two, with the bottom having a proofer and dryer. It even came with an extra small part that keeps the convection fan going but the light off while the door is slightly opened. It goes down to 140degrees. Any idea how hot a dehydrator actually goes? Anyway, we love apples and this will be a nice way to try them without the sugar of store bought brands.

Thanks so much.

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Sally June 28, 2009 at 2:52 am

I’m going to have to dig that dehydrator out of the garage. I appreciate the recipe. It looks yummy!

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Debbie June 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm

any idea how to print out the recipes without the photos?

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Wayne July 14, 2009 at 8:17 am

How do you stop the apples from sticking to the drying racks? I would thingk the honey is vary sticky

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Erin July 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

They came right off…perhaps the lemon juice helped???

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Rae August 1, 2009 at 5:23 pm

The apples look great. I also like apple fruit leather made from apples or unsweetened applesauce. Homemade fruit leather is much better than the sugary stuff sold at grocery stores. Enjoy.

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Eithne December 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

My husband and i spent some quality time together in the kitchen making this wonderful snack. We used organic jonagold apples and freshly squeezed lemons. They disappeared in no time. Our grand-daughter calls them ‘candy’. Every weekend is now spent making this treat.

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