Drying apples - 3 methods presented

You don't have to be a 5-star chef to dry apples. With the right know-how, you can easily make the delicious apple rings yourself at home.

Homemade dried apple rings

Who does not know her? The delicious dried apple rings! They are quite expensive in the supermarket. You often pay just under two euros for a mere 125 grams. Way too much.

You can save yourself the money. Without great tam tam, the delicious rings can also be made quickly and easily at home and, above all, inexpensively. The temptation to eat more than 125 grams quickly is bigger, but that's what they are made for.

In addition, preservatives are added in industrial production to extend the shelf life of the fruit. Since you dispense with it entirely in private production, the homemade apple rings are also much healthier.

Advantages of homemade apple rings

✔ cheaper
✔ without preservatives
✔ Refine according to your mood

Drying apples made easy

➤ Ingredients and accessories

  • apples
  • corer
  • peeler
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Baking sheet with parchment paper

" Attention: The apples should be completely ripe and without any spots or damage.

➤ Prepare the apples

Before it starts to dry the fruit, you have to make some preparations.

Remove the core from each apple. The ideal tool for this is an apple piercer. Simply prick in the middle, turn and unscrew the core housing. The peel is then removed with a peeler and the apple cut into thin slices.

If you want, you can use a special vegetable slicer. This way, all panes will be exactly the same size. But even with the knife it is no problem to prepare the apple.

Depending on your preference, you can also refine the apple slices with cinnamon, vanilla or other spices. Anything you like is allowed. Everyone according to his taste.

Now the apples are ready to dry. But with which method? We have presented 3 different methods

➤ 3 ways to dry fruit

❏ oven
The easiest and best known way to dry your pome fruit is by oven. To do this, place the apple slices on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and preheat the oven to a maximum of 80 degrees. Now slide the baking sheet with the individually placed slices onto the middle rail of your oven.

" Important: Leave the oven flap open during the drying process so that the moisture can escape from the apples.

Turn the apples in between. The apples are only ready when they feel completely dry and there is no juice left when you break through the apple. Drying can sometimes take up to five hours. Then you can let the apples air dry a little.

❏ microwave
Like potato chips, you can also put apple rings in the microwave to dry. But this is only suitable if you want to dry small portions for an evening. Due to the fact that the moisture cannot escape in the microwave, you have to expect small failures. Just try it out.

❏ Dehydrator
Drying fruit with a dehydrator is much easier and faster. Here the cut and cleaned fruit is simply put in, the device switched on and waiting. After a while you can take out the fruit and the dried apples are ready.

" My advice:
I personally can recommend the Severin fruit dehydrator (available here at Amazon free of charge) for normal private household use. Meat, fruit and vegetables can be dried easily with this.

➤ Storage of the apple rings

Even if the homemade dry apples are certainly delicious, you shouldn't plaster them all at once. Better make a larger amount right away and divide the amount up.

Under no circumstances should you keep the apple rings in tightly closed cans. Only mold growth is promoted here. Place your apple rings in air-permeable bags and sachets and hang them up in a dry room.