With ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, these homemade Dried Apples pack in lots of flavor in a little crispy bite! Cool fall weather means you can turn your oven on low and slow and dry some apples!
After picking bushels of apples on a trip to the Hudson Valley for an apple picking adventure, I made some healthy apple snacks!
Starting with these homemade dried apple rings. See my apple picking skills here.
How to Make Homemade Dried Apples in the Oven
Using freshly picked fall apples means you’ll get much more flavor in these dried apples and you can use a few different varieties to see which one is your favorite. Sweet heirloom apples work very well.
Step 1: Core + Slice Apples.
The best way to ensure a crispy, even thickness for your dried apple rings is to use an apple slicer/corer. Otherwise, frankly it’s going to take you quite some time and energy to make this recipe. There is also an apple slicer attachment for your KitchenAid if you own one. The attachment also functions for spiralizing too.
Step 2: Toss sliced apples with spices.
Mix the spices together in a bowl or large ziploc. Stir/shake until apples are coated.
Step 3: Bake for 1.5 – 2 hours.
Store in an airtight container. These dried apples are delicious to eat alonen or to mix into granola or a trail mix.
You may also enjoy: homemade apple sauce, apple ginger energy balls, apple kale salad, and apple bread.
Many store-bought dried apples contain preservatives, these apple rings are clean + healthy for you and your family! Preservative-free!
Homemade dried apples are easy and pack 10x the flavor as store-bought.
- 4 medium apples cored and sliced into thin rings. 1/4" thick slices will produce a crispier dried apple, 1/2" thick will produce a dried apple with a little more substance and chewiness.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Pinch of ground cloves
Heat oven to 200 F.
Wash, core and slice apples.
In a large bowl, gently toss apples and spices.
Lay each individual ring/piece flat on a rimmed, parchment lined baking sheet.
Baking time will vary depending on thickness and how crisp you want your apple rings.
Take a wooden spoon and use it as a wedge to prop the oven door slightly ajar during the drying process. This allows the moisture to escape the oven.
A general timeline would be 1.5 - 2 hours, flipping the apples halfway through and rotating the cookie sheets. 2 hours will give you crisp apple rings that are more like apple chips.
Get the recipe for my
peanut butter energy bites here.
Very different- sounds yummy!