Easy As (Apple) Pie Dried Apples(from your oven!)
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- 2 c
- juice from 2 lemons(or 1/4c bottled)
- smallish apples
3Core and slice apples into rings or slices. Slice about 1/8in. if you want thin apple "chips". Slice about 1/4in. for thicker chewier slices. This is definitely easier with a mandolin type slicer(I used the Pampered Chef simple slicer), or food processor, but a sharp knife and patience would work, too!
5Place the apple slices, in a single layer on cooling racks that have been placed on baking trays*. (No need to drain or dry them, just shake off the excess liquid and put them right on the tray.) Pop in the oven and ignore for the next 7-8 hrs. (It is helpful to prop the oven door open a couple of inches while the apples are drying, to let moisture escape.)When apples have reached desired dryness, turn off the oven and leave for another 30-60 min. Remove, cool, and store in airtight container.
6*You could do this without the cooling racks, but I think you would probably need to flip the apple slices half way through the drying time.