Dried Apple Slices (Plus Video) 

Don’t deprive yourself of snacks. Instead, nibble on this healthy recipe for Dried Apple Slices for frequent daily nourishment!

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Put your apple fruits to good use by making extra crispy Dried Apple Slices that you can make right in the comfort of your home! Never again will you feel guilty about snacking!


One apple contains a decent amount of carbs and fiber and is packed with minerals:

Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 1gFat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mg
Potassium: 161mgFiber: 4g
Sugar: 16gVitamin A: 81IU
Vitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 9mg
Iron: 1mg

How to Make Dried Apple Slices Without A Dehydrator

Step away from processed chips and check out these homemade, delicious, and satisfying dried apple slices!

Ingredient for Making Dried Apple Slices

These apple rings do not contain any preservatives, salt, or additives which is perfect for people living a healthy lifestyle. You won’t believe how quick and simple it is! 

Gala Apples

Let me tell you why you should invest in good quality apples. First, it has tremendous health benefits that range from heart protection, brain health, and weight management, to cancer prevention. 

I recommend using gala apples for this recipe because of the sweet, floral, and vanilla-like flavor that they have. They are usually golden yellow with touches of red and pink in color. Its flesh is also firm, which makes it extra crispy once dried. 

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Directions for Making Dried Apple Slices

  1. Rinse the apples.
  2. Preheat the oven to 85°C for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Use an apple corer and slicer to core and chop the apples into thin pieces. 
  4. Place a grill mesh mat on the oven rack.
  5. Distribute the sliced apples on the grill mesh mat.
  6. Place the racks in the oven.
  7. Dehydrate it for 2 and ½ hours at 85°C, depending on the quantity. 
  8. For the 1st hour, open the oven every 20 minutes. In the 2nd hour, keep it closed to fully dehydrate. 
  9. Once crisp, remove them from heat and leave them to cool for a minute for that extra crisp.
  10. Put the dried apple rings in an airtight container or a bowl and you can start snacking away! 

This snack recipe is so practical, affordable, and nutritious! You might even regret not making it. I bet you won’t be able to stop making these once you’ve tasted them! 


How to Select, Preserve, and Prepare Apples

Selection. You can choose different varieties of apples as long as they are firm to the touch, smooth on the skin, and fragrant in scent. There should be bruises, soft spots, or holes in the fruit. 

Storage. Whole apples can last up to a week at room temperature. Refrigerate them to extend shelf life to 6 weeks. Keep them away from other foods with powerful odors. 

For sliced apples, preserve them in resealable bags or airtight containers and ensure they are used within 3 days. To slow oxidation, squeeze in lemon or pineapple juice on the apple slices. 

Preparation. To achieve the apple ring slices, core the apple using a knife or apple corer and slicer. Firmly hold the apple upright and slice through it and around the core. Then, pop the core out using your finger. 

Position the cored apple horizontally and slice it as thinly as you can.

How to Sun-dry Apple Slices

Even without an oven, you can still make your dried apple chips! Put a wire rack over a tray. Arrange the slices on top and cover with a cheesecloth. Place it under the sun and let it dry for at least 2 days. 

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This snack is perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and lactose-intolerant individuals! You may use cinnamon, chili powder, or pumpkin spice to give it some flavor. 

Aside from gala apples, Sonja and Alex Overhiser from A Couple Cooks also recommended using Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Granny Smith apples for this recipe. 


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How to Use Dried Apple Chips

These dried treats are not just for snacks. They are also great ingredients for Granola, muesli, mixed fruits, bread, cakes, puddings, cookies, desserts, muffins, and other pastry needs. 

You can keep them near your bedside for easy access. Alternatively, pack them in resealable bags or containers to consume at work or after a workout. Serve them during parties and lunches with family and friends! 

Since these are dehydrated apples, you can consume up to 2 cups of chips daily. 

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Put the dried apple rings in airtight containers to last up to 3 months at room temperature.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are dried apple slices healthy? 

Yes, they are, especially if you compare them to the common processed snacks sold in grocery stores. By substituting these for salty snacks, you are actually saving yourself from added sugar, salt, preservatives, and additives! 

healthy Tip!

This snack can help you reduce bad cholesterol levels, improve memory, regulate blood pressure and sugar levels, improve skin condition, boost immunity, and enhance digestion.

What is the best way to dry apple slices?

The best and most accesible way to dry apples is by using an oven or a dehydrator. They can also be sun-dried but sun drying can take up to several days.

How long do dehydrated apple slices last?

Dried apple slices can last up to six months in the fridge and up to a year in the freezer.

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Dried Apple Slices

5 from 1 vote
Extra crispy Dried Apple Slices that you can make in your oven. This recipe is worth trying! You won’t have to feel guilty about snacking again.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings 9
Course Fruits, Snack
Cuisine American, Asia
Calories 243kcal


  • 900 g gala apples (6 medium-sized)


  • Prepare the apples. 
    Rinse the apples to get rid of chemicals.
  • While letting them dry, preheat the oven to 85°C for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once dry, slice the apples into thin pieces with a slicer or a knife. 
  • Arrange the slices.
    Place a grill mesh mat on the oven rack. Distribute the sliced apples on the grill mesh mat.
  • Place the racks in the oven. Dehydrate it for 2 and ½ hours, depending on the quantity. 
  • The more slices you dry, the longer it will take.  
  • Bake the apple slices. 
    Set the oven to 85°C to dry the apples. For the 1st hour, open the oven every 20 minutes. In the 2nd hour, keep it closed to dehydrate fully. 
  • Once crisp, remove them from heat and leave them to cool for a minute for that extra crisp.
  • Put the dried apple slices in an airtight container or a bowl, and you can start snacking away. Happy healthy snacking!



  • Purchase the best apples and preserve them properly.
  • If you don’t have an oven (or dehydrator or air fryer), let them dry under the sun for at least 2 days.
  • Note that these chips are not recommended for babies.
  • The more apple slices you dry, the longer it will take.
  • After letting the dried apple slices cool, fold one piece in half. If the ends did not stick together, they are fully dry. In case the edges are still sticky, pop them in the oven to dehydrate more. Crunchy dehydrated chips will break quite easily.


Serving: 1 (of 9)Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 87mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 9gSugar: 57gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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