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Dehydrating Honeycrisp Apples

Every Autumn there is an abundance of apples, so I am always looking for ways to use them. I love to make apple crisp (one of my top 5 favorite desserts), apple sauce, baked apples, and apple pie. However, storing apples to use over the winter takes up a lot of space. However, dehydrated apples take up very little space!

basket of apples sitting on a kitchen counter

The Process For Dehydrating Honeycrisp Apples

Dehydrating apples is actually really easy. We do it every year, so we invested in a peeler/corer/slicer, but you can easily peel and slice by hand.

  • Wash the apples

  • Peel, core and slice apples

  • Soak apple slices in a 50/50 mixture of lemon juice and water. About 5 minutes is all you need and it keeps the apples from turning brown

  • Drain the apples

  • Toss the apple slices with cinnamon (optional)

  • Place apple slices on the dehydrator trays

  • Dehydrate at 135⁰F for about 7 hours (time will vary depending on the thickness of your apple slices)

Watch My Husband Make Them

Why Honeycrisp Apples

The quick and easy answer is....'they are our favorite apples'. You can dehydrate any apple that you like and they will turn out great. Pick whatever apple you like or whatever apples are in abundance in your area. Don't overthink it.

What To Do With Dehydrated Apples

  • Just grab a handful and enjoy them as a quick snack

  • Add them to nuts, seeds, and other dried fruit to create your own trail mix

  • Chop them up and add them to your morning oatmeal

  • Chop them, rehydrate them with boiling water, and add to muffin or pancake batter

  • Add to an Autumn Salad (along with nuts and dried cranberries)

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How To Store Dehydrated Honeycrisp Apples

If you do a thorough job dehydrating them, you can simply place the apples in a mason jar and store them in the pantry. However, if there is any moisture left in them, the apples will eventually grow mold.

To be safe and ensure our harvest lasts all winter, we vacuum seal them and store them in the freezer. Then we pull out a small amount to keep in the pantry to use up before we pull out more.

two white bowls of dehydrated apples on a counter

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