Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples

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.

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Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples

Yield – 6 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 4 to 6 hours


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


  • Peel and thinly slice apples.

Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples | 5DollarDinners.com

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

Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples | 5DollarDinners.com

Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples | 5DollarDinners.com

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

Honey Sweetened Dehydrated Apples | 5DollarDinners.com

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

Side note: if your family loves dried fruit, then a good quality food dehydrator will save you a lot of money compared to purchasing ready made dried fruit!

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  1. says

    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!”

  2. says

    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

  3. says

    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.

  4. Wayne says

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

  5. Rae says

    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.

  6. Eithne says

    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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