I was given a bag of red delicious apples yesterday- yum yum. Red delicious are most definitely my favorite and these are crisp and sweet. However, there are definitely more than I can eat, so I decided to give dehydrating them a shot.
I only made two trays (two apples) because I didn't want to mess them up and waste the entire bag. I sliced the apples around 1/8th of an inch thick and left the skin on. One tray was plain, one tray had cinnamon sprinkled on it's apples. I started the dehydrator at 6:00pm last night and then checked the apples when I got out of the shower this morning, around 8:15.
Perfection! The apple chips are crisp, but not burnt. There is a very slight discoloration from being exposed to the air, but it's not bad at all.
I packed the flavored and unflavored chips in to separate mason jars and sealed them. I'll let them sit for a few days (shaking the jar occasionally) so that any moisture helps redistribute, then they will go in to food-saver bags. I'm confident in my ability to make delicious apple chips now- hooray! Now I just need to find that recipe for dehydrated apple pie... what a time saver it would be later on!