Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
For all those apples that are in season!
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Using a serrated knife or mandoline, thinly slice apples crosswise, discarding the seeds and both ends. Arrange in a single layer on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
- Bake the apple slices, turning every half hour, until dry, 1 1/2-2 hours. Remove and transfer to racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
These do work in a dehydrator! I have been making them for years though I use regular granulated sugar cinnamon mixture. We have 26 apple trees with 25 varieties, mostly for cider making. We have found that the best apples for dehydrating are the red delicious. Fact is, it is the only way we like the reds. We do not peel them, but rather core and slice them a quarter inch, with a slicer. Lay them out flat, sprinkle with the cin/sugar mix and lay out on the dehydrater. I do mine at 142-144 degrees. And I believe it takes about 10 hours for a batch, rotating the trays at least twice. We have quart freezer bags full for each winter. Our grandchildren refer to them as "grandma's fruit candy." (They also work great without any seasoning and sweetner on them for the grownups.)
My only regret is that my oven doesn't have more room, these are really good and they made the house smelled lovely. ^_^
I wonder if this will work in my dehydrator? I will post an update...