Dehydrating apples is easy in an air fryer, and a great way to preserve the apple flavor and extend the life of your apples. They are easy to store and are great as a snack, a garnish and tasty in many dishes!
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword air fryer, apples, dehydrate
Special Diet Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Watchers
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Peel (optional) core and slice apples into 3mm (⅛ inch) pieces.
Pour lemon juice into a bowl of water and add apple slices to rinse. Leave for 3-5 minutes.
Remove slices from lemon water on paper towel and pat dry with more paper towel.
Place in air fryer in single layer ( If you have a drawer style air fryer you can do 2 layers if you put some under the grate/grill and the rest on the grate.)If you have an air fryer basket, place in single layer (you can also cut the circles in half.
Set dehydrator function to 135 degrees F (57 degrees C ) - use match cook if you have a Ninja Foodi.
Dehydrate for 7-8 hours.If you air fryer does not have a dehydrator function: Preheat the air fryer to its lowest setting (on some that is 300 degrees F or 148 degrees C)Follow steps 1-3. Add the apple slices to the air fryer basket without overcrowding. (You may have to air fry in batches ).Cook time: Air fry for about 15 minutes if your lowest temperature if 300 degrees F (depending on your air fryer and lowest temperature will dictate how long to air fry them), tossing the slices around every 5 minutes. You need to keep a close eye on them. *how long they take will depend on your air fryer, the lowest temperature and the thickness of the applesYou will know when they are done if you can't squeeze any liquid from them, remove them onto a platter and let them cool.
To tell if they are dried properly, cut a dehydrated apple slice in half and squeeze it, there should be no moisture that drips out.
📋How to Dehydrate Apples in the Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 67Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.