Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home
You’ll want apples that not only retain their colors and shapes during the drying process but also apples that are large enough that you can use them in fall crafts & decor too.
The most convenient and easiest way to dehydrate apples is with a toaster oven. While traditional dehydrators and ovens have their benefits, the toaster oven offers a compact yet efficient alternative that’s perfect for both beginners and seasoned DIY’ers.
– Apples – Mandolin – Baking Sheet or Wire Tray – Parchment Paper – Toaster Oven
Dried Apple Slices Step #1:
Preheat your toaster oven to the lowest temperature setting. If your toaster has the dehydrator setting (like mine), turn to the setting to dehydration.
Dried Apple Slices Step #2:
Place the top of the apple (do not peel apples, leave the apple skins attached) on the mandolin.
Dried Apple Slices Step #3:
Thinly slice the apples about 1/8" thick.
Dried Apple Slices Step #4:
Place the sliced apples on a wire rack or a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they don’t overlap.
Dried Apple Slices Step #5:
Place the sliced apples on a wire rack or a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they don’t overlap. Insert the rack or baking sheet in the toaster oven.
Dried Apple Slices Step #6:
Allow apples to dry anywhere from 2-3 hours to 4-6 hours. Flip apples halfway through cooking time.
Dried Apple Slices Step #7:
Check the dehydrated apple chips for desired texture. They should be pliable but not sticky.
Dried Apple Slices Step #8:
Once your dried apples are ready, it’s time to get creative with your decor! Like this simmer pot that will fill your home with delicious seasonal scents.
I believe that if you fill your home with things you love, love will fill your home.