Last Updated on February 11, 2021
Homemade Oven-Dried Cinnamon Apple Rings. A delicious, healthy and easy to make snack with all those autumn apples!
There is more to autumn than Pumpkins of course and after a few pumpkin recipes I felt a little bit over the pumpkin thing so I started looking at another fall harvest star: The Apple!
One of my favourite snacks are dried apple rings but they can be expensive to buy! They are easy to make yourself but super time consuming to make and you can really only make enough for one or two people. The real benefit to doing homemade vs. buying your apple rings is that you can avoid additives like sugar and preservatives.
Of course, if you like you can add a little sugar but most apples have enough sugar content in them that they get super sweet all on their own without any added. I like to use Royal Gala apples for doing this because they are so naturally sweet and extra delicious.
This recipe will work for many kinds of fruit from tropical fruits to orchard fruits, grapes, cranberries and more. Just omit the cinnamon. The dried fruit will keep 6 months if stored in a dry and cool place, and up to 12 months if frozen.
Oven-Dried Cinnamon Apple Rings
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Wash the apples then core and slice them into 1/4 inch rings. Using a Mandolin makes this process a lot easier.
Discard top and bottom rings with the most skin on them.
Prevent browning by dropping apples into a bowl with the lemon juice and 2 cups of water.
Dry the apples on a clean kitchen towel then lay slices on wire racks over baking sheets.
If you inexplicably only have one wire rack despite the fact that you are constantly baking (ahem…) I tested the method using parchment paper and the results were identical.
Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon to taste.
Dry the Apples in the oven for 2-10 hours on low heat (140 degrees F), with the door held slightly ajar with a spoon, skewer or similar, turning the slices occasionally. Dry longer for crisp slices, and less for soft slices.
Remove the slices from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in sterilized airtight jars in a dark cool place.
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
How perfect would a jar of these sweet treats make as a hostess gift? I mean, that is, if you don’t eat them all before you pack them up!
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