Dried Apple Pie Recipe

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On a recent trip river rafting, my husbands friend brought some dried apples that they added cinnamon to before they dried it!  He hasn’t stopped talking about how much he loved these dried apples. I dare say, we actually bought a dehydrator from Cabelas, just to make these apples!  Crazy, right?  I have been over the moon since we bought it! I want to dry everything in site!

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But, let me back up this story with our recent trip to a local apple orchard.  A good friend of mine grew up in my town of Lehi, Utah. Her parents own this apple orchard.  IT seems that the apples are ripe for harvesting every other year. So, we went two years ago (I blogged about it here), and then we were able to go back last weekend.  The kids love it, and I love having them make that connection to the source of our food!

Dried Apple Pie! You must try these dried apples- My kids think they taste like candy! MMMM... superhealthykids.com

Dried Apple Pie! You must try these dried apples- My kids think they taste like candy! MMMM... superhealthykids.com

Dried Apple Pie! You must try these dried apples- My kids think they taste like candy! MMMM... superhealthykids.com

Step 1- Peel and core the apples

As soon as we got home, the kids got to work! We had borrowed an apple-peeler-corer from my mom.   They took turns peeling and fighting over who’s turn it was.

Step 2- Cut down one side of the peeled, cored, and sliced apple so you have individual rings.

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Step 3- Dip both sides of the apple in cinnamon sugar mixture (I used about 3-1 (3 Tablespoons sugar to 1 Tablespoon cinnamon)

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Step 4- Arrange on a Tray and dehydrate for about 6-8 hours

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Important Tips

  • We tried cinnamon Only (because why not, we like it on fresh apples)-  It did not taste good on dried apples. 🙁
  • This makes a sticky mess!! Even inside your dehydrator!  Cover the bottom with foil to catch the syrupy sticky apple sugar drippings (my husband ate the drippings. He said it tasted like candy! lol.. but it’s still super messy!)
  • We tried apple pie spice instead of cinnamon- DELICIOUS!!
  • We tried coconut sugar with the cinnamon- SUPER STICKY!  But tasted pretty good.
  • Take them out before they are too dried out- the leather feeling is what we went for.
  • Store in paper bags- without them being overly dry, storing in plastic bags sort of rehydrates them and they aren’t “dry” anymore.

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These look so delicious and they aren’t that bad for you either! My kids will love this and I won’t feel guilty when I eat them too. It also looks like something pretty simple that the kids could pitch in and help with too.

Been wanting to buy a dehydrator for ages now but never taken the final step. I have tried drying fruit in the oven at really low temperatures but it has never seemed to work out for me.
Looks like the next logical move would be to just buy a dehydrator. The dried cinnamon apples sound so tasty! 🙂

This is one of my favorite posts of yours ever. The photography is incredible, my friend! That first picture… Wow!! You have GROWN through the years! And I love the pictures of your kids working together to make this yummy treat.

BTW–I have one of those apple peelers, if you ever want to borrow it on a whim. (unless you’ve gone and bought yourself one in the meantime)

Huh. I always just sprinkle a little cinnamon on mine and they turn out great, no sugar needed. I wonder what we do differently, or if my family just has different tastes. Love your blog!

Beth- It was almost too dry- like that dry cinnamon taste that you get if you take the “cinnamon challenge”. Perhaps when we tried it, we just used too much cinnamon.

I dont have paper bags, would an air tight container work or is that similar to the plastic bags, and it “re hydrates” them?