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This weekend I have been dehydrating apples with cinnamon and sugar.  It is such a yummy and (relatively) healthy snack.  You may have figured out by all of my recent apple recipes that we have lots of apples at our house right now, so we are doing lots of food preservation!

Dehydrating Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar

Dehydrating apples with cinnamon and sugar makes the perfect snack whether camping, hiking, or just hanging out at home. I’ll tell you how and how long to dehydrate apples for the best results!

Let’s get started!

Cinnamon-Sugar Apples Ingredients

  • Fresh apples
  • Cinnamon and sugar shaker (if you don’t have one you can mix it in a bowl and pinch it to sprinkle it on the apples. I use about 75% cinnamon/25% sugar mixture)

How to Make Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in the Dehydrator

First, wash the apples.  You do not need to blanch them.

You will need to peel, core, and slice them thinly.  I have found the best method for doing that is to use a peeler/corer/slicer.  It makes that a fast and easy task!

If you are hand slicing your apples, it is important to know that the slices should be as uniform in thickness as possible so that they dry evenly.  The slices should be about 3/8 inch thick and should not be placed so that they overlap or are too close together on the dehydrator trays to allow air circulation.

If your apples are damp, patting them dry with a paper towel will decrease the time needed to dehydrate them.  Place them on the dehydrator trays.  You should leave at least 1/4 inch space around the food pieces.

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You can dehydrate just one tray or several.  If I am dehydrating more than one tray of apples, I stack the trays.  That way any cinnamon and sugar that doesn’t stick to the apples on the first tray falls down to the apples on the second trays, and so on.

If you put some parchment paper under all of the trays any cinnamon and sugar that falls all the way through can be recycled after you separate the trays and then used again on any spots on the apples that get missed (see the video later in this post!)

dehydrating apples

Dehydrate them in your food dehydrator for 6-8 hours at 140 degrees.

dehydrating apples

If they will not be eaten within the week, you should ideally vacuum seal them to keep them fresh and then toss them in the freezer.  They make great snacks for when you are on the go, camping, or just want a healthier snack right at home!

Here’s a quick little video that breaks it all down for you:

dehydrating apples with cinnamon and sugar

Dehydrating Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar

Yield: Yield varies depending on number of apples used.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Dehydrated apples with cinnamon and sugar are one of our favorite healthy snacks. If they will not be eaten within the week, you should ideally vacuum seal them to keep them fresh and then toss them in the freezer. They make great snacks for when you are on-the-go, camping, or just want a healthier snack right at home!

Ingredients

  • Fresh apples
  • Cinnamon and sugar shaker (if you don't have one you can mix it in a bowl and pinch it to sprinkle it on the apples. I do about 75% cinnamon/25% sugar mixture)

Instructions

  1. Wash the fresh apples. You do not need to blanch them.
  2. You will need to peel, core, and slice them thinly. I have found the best method for doing that is to use a peeler/corer/slicer. It makes that a fast and easy task!
  3. If you are hand slicing your apples, it is important to know that the slices should be as uniform in thickness as possible so that they dry evenly. The slices should be about 3/8 inch thick and should not be placed so that they overlap or are too close together on the dehydrator trays to allow air circulation.
  4. If your apples are damp, patting them dry with a paper towel will decrease the time needed to dehydrate them. Place them on the dehydrator trays.  You should leave at least 1/4 inch space around the food pieces.
  5. Now when I sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on, I stack the trays. That way any cinnamon and sugar that doesn't stick to the apples on the first tray falls down to the apples on the second trays, and so on. if you put some parchment paper under all of the trays any cinnamon and sugar that falls all the way through can be recycled after you separate the trays and then used again on any spots on the apples that get missed. (see the video below!)
  6. Dehydrate them for 6-8 hours at 140 degrees.
  7. Store in a tightly sealed container.

Notes

  1. If they will not be eaten within the week, you should ideally vacuum seal them to keep them fresh and then toss them in the freezer. They make great snacks for when you are on-the-go, camping, or just want a healthier snack right at home!


Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 53Carbohydrates 14gSugar 11g
dehydrating apples

I think you are going to love these dehydrated cinnamon sugar apple slices.  If you are looking for another yummy snack to make in your food dehydrator, you should try these dehydrated strawberries!

You can also check out these other great food preservation tips:

Preserving Zucchini

How to Preserve Apples for Food Storage

Preserving Pumpkin Puree

Preserving Cilantro

How to Dry Parsley

Preserving Strawberries with a Dehydrator

Canning Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Dehydrating Apples

Raspberry Freezer Jam

How to Can Salsa

How to Can Apple Pie Filling

See you next time!

Deb

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