How to Dehydrate Apples into Apple Chips and Store

Food dehydration is an effective and fun way to reduce waste, save money, go green, and practice preparedness! Dehydrated food lasts for years when stored properly, is lightweight, and doesn't require electricity to preserve. In this video, you will learn how to dehydrate apples!

Dehydrated apple chips make a great on-the-go snack and can be stored for years if vacuum packed, and up to a year in a mason jar. Never throw out over-ripened apples again! They are surprisingly filling, and have 85-90% fewer calories than gummy bears.

All apples are great to eat “as is” as a tasty on the go snack, but they are also fantastic for baking! Apple pie with dehydrated apples is fantastic: it will rehydrate to a less soggy and more crisp apple compared to those in traditional apple pie. We prefer apple pie made with dehydrated apples over fresh apples for this reason! One exception is that “red delicious” apples are generally not as good for baking.

They will last many years if stored properly. Store in a jar with an oxygen pack, or vacuum-sealed bag. Keep out of direct sunlight.

**INSTRUCTIONS**
1. Horizontally slice to 1/8 inch slices or 1/4×1/4 or 1/2×1/2 inch cubes, or use an apple peeler like in this video!
2. Spread on a dehydrator tray and coat evenly with a moderate amount of lemon juice. For ease, use a lemon juice bottle with a spray cap.
3. Dehydrate at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-16 hours.
4. Store in a Mason jar with an oxygen pack or seal in a vacuum and Mylar bag for later use in recipes, or eat as is!

**DRYNESS CHECK**
A properly dehydrated apple chip will feel dry and not sticky to the touch. They will also be somewhat malleable and can be torn or broken in half. Apple cubes will feel dry to the touch and not sticky and will be chewy. If yours do not feel this way, just put them back in the dehydrator for a few more hours!

We love to help you dehydrate, store, and build your pantries! Here are some things we think will help you!

**** ITEMS WE RECOMMEND ****
Excalibur Dehydrator: https://bit.ly/DehydratorExcalibur
Vacuum Sealer: https://bit.ly/VacSealerMachines
Vacuum Bags: https://bit.ly/VacuumSealerBags

For high-volume dehydration and storage, we recommend the 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator and a heavy-duty vacuum sealer with dual motors. For low- or moderate-volume dehydration, we recommend 6- or 9-tray Excalibur, and any vacuum sealer, with high-quality vacuum bags.

**** BOOKS ****
Please pick up our original books, "The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook," and "Quick and Easy Meals in a Bag" (https://bit.ly/D2SBooks). Available on Amazon!

**** FREE ONLINE RESOURCES ****
Check out our website! On our site, we have an online Dehydrator Guide (https://bit.ly/D2SGuide), recipes (https://bit.ly/D2SRecipes), and more tips! (https://bit.ly/D2STips)

Thank you so much for your support!

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22 comments

  • Pocono Prepper

    I miss your videos !! It’s good to see you again.

  • sha whit

    great to see you. love your teachings! never get tired of them, thank you sooo much.

  • GrammaCharlotte

    So good to see your videos again. I’ve missed you.

  • Katie Grazier

    It’s good to see you again, I love your demonstrations, thank you.

  • TheLissabee

    Great to see you back ! You were one of the first people to inspire me to dehydrate! What type of vacum sealer do you have there please? I want to invest in a good one, I have gone through several in the past few years and want one that will last me.

  • Wanda Goddard

    How do you use the ground peelings in tea?

  • Bree Cee

    I’ve been waiting sooooo long for you to come back. Excited to see new videos.

  • Jen Goods

    Awsome video, so good to see you back, I’ve missed watching and learning from you 😀❤️

  • Fakeel

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  • We are free to roam

    It was SO NICE to see you and a new video again!!! I have watched all of your videos several times own your book. You taught me about dehydration!!! THANK YOU. it was great seeing a new video…. I hope you are back😊😊😊

  • Anne58266

    Great video! I am new to dehydrating and so I am trying to learn all of the tips to this. But I don’t understand why you would dehydrate the peelings. What do you do with them? Plus that spray bottle of lemon juice, was it straight lemon juice, or diluted? Thanks so much!

  • Jay Extarys

    Awesome! I just watched your serie you made back in 2009. Please I want to see more! I love this! I’m currently browsing online to buy mason jars, a dehydrator and a FoodSaver to vacuum seal my jars. You are always beautiful, thanks again!

  • No Gluten Zone

    I recently purchased a dehydrator & am REALLY enjoying all your videos! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

  • A .L.L.

    Now , thats some serious produce washing with dawn soap. I use vinager & water. 😊

    • Myrna Herrera

      I didn’t know what you did after you put the apple on that tray. You just show it that it was dried already that was the important part I was waiting

  • InMyWorldToday PatriciaCallen

    I am so excited! I just bought your book and I did apples last night.

  • Sarah Ross

    Appreciate you speeding the video up. Very clear and helpful! Thank you!

  • Truthsetsfree

    I just watched about six of your old videos. Found this one! I have an Excalibur and I’m going to get busy! You are so helpful, and thorough. Thank you! 😊

  • trbig67

    “Add the bottom part first, where the stem is…” Apparently apples grow differently in your neck of the woods!. lol.

  • Brian .

    You are amazing! Couped up and learning new skills and started with video 1. You are a food prepping machine! Much respect 💯

  • iFoodieTV

    Is Hamilton Beach a good dehydrator for this? Because that is what I have

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