Oven Dried Apple Rings

Dear Pumpkin,

I’m sorry, but I think it’s time we see other people.

This is not to say that I won’t still be including you in most meals for the next few months. But it’ll be more of a friends with benefits kind of dealio.

In an attempt to be a little less exclusive, I’m taking on another quintessential fall staple: the apple.

I spent the day Sunday with a crock pot full of apples stewing with spices, and just the smell of apple and cinnamon filling the house was enough to remind just how necessary the fruit is this time of year. It’s like the transition fruit from fall into winter. And I need to add a new thing to my bucket list: apple picking. I need to do that before fall is over.

Anywho, this is a super simple recipe that makes a lovely little snack that is very non-perishable. And the best part is, you don’t need a dehydrator!

Oven Dried Apples


A few tbsp fresh lemon juice

A pinch or two of stevia (optional)

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Core the apples and slice them into rings. Soak in a bowl of water with the lemon juice for 15 minutes, and add the stevia if using. Drain, and lay in a single layer on top of cooling racks positioned on top of a baking sheet. Place in the oven, and prop the oven door slightly open (I used a spoon). Bake for a couple of hours, depending really on whether you want crispy apple chips or chewy dried apples (I prefer mine to be chewy!). You may want to flip the rings every now and then to cook them evenly, and keep in mind to check them individually as some of them may be done before others.


Filed under Eat, Gluten Free, Snacks and Hors D'Ouevres

8 Responses to Oven Dried Apple Rings

  1. Dear pumpkin, Funny!! Great idea for drying apples. I will try this…there is an orchard right down the street…I think they grow 15 varieties.

  2. love this idea! do you have any idea if this could be done with bananas? while not in the mindset of fall, bananas are practically my love…

    • Absolutely! The only changes I would make for bananas. since they are a bit softer, is to lay them flat on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has just a spritz of cooking spray on it. Much healthier than store-bought banana chips, which are cooked in sugar and oil!

  3. This is genius! I had no idea you could make your own dried apple slices at home! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I am SO going to do these in the holidays! They look super delicious, and healthy. I wonder, though, what kind of apples are you using (I believe our tree is a Belle de Boskoop, would they suffice?) and did you add cinnamon or is it just the scent they admit when baken?

  5. cookie

    What a great idea and so easy to do…..Have had a go with the apple rings which turned out great. Am now going to do the banana ones fingers xd.
    Such a good idea, natural and free from all the rubbish…My grandchildren just loved them.
    Thanks sooo much x

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