We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What are Dehydrated Apples?

By Sheri Cyprus
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGEEK is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGEEK, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Dehydrated apples are a type of dried fruit. Dried or dehydrated apples typically can be softened in water. Soaking them in water for a few minutes can add moisture and allow the dried apples to be used in recipes in the same manner as fresh apples. Dehydrated apples can be stored in airtight jars or kept in the freezer.

There are several different methods of making dehydrated apples. The apple peel may be removed or left on. Many people like to remove the peels as they find that the dried fruit is not as tough. Once the apples are washed, cored, and sliced, they usually need to be treated with something that will help them retain their vitamins and coloration during the drying process.

Water is often mixed with a granular form of ascorbic acid, which is vitamin C. This solution helps lock in the color and nutrients of the fruit. Product instructions typically should be followed. Lemon juice can be used as an alternative to ascorbic acid, but its color retention is not as effective.

Once the apples are prepared, they can be dehydrated in a food dehydrator or a regular oven. Dehydrated apples and other fruits can also be produced by leaving the fruit or food out in the sun during extremely hot weather. This process may take up to five days; the food typically needs to be taken indoors each evening. To avoid contamination from insects, sun-dried food must always be well-covered. Freezing sun dehydrated apples, and other foods dried this way, is recommended since extremely cold temperatures can kill the bacteria produced by insects.

Most electric dehydrators have various trays in which food that is to be dried can be placed. The foods should be spread out rather than crowded in the trays or the fruit or other food will end up too moist. Properly dehydrated apples should not be moist as this can permit the growth of mold. As an alternative to dehydrating apple slices in an electric food dehydrator, a kitchen oven on low temperature may be used. The apple slices should be spread out on cookie sheets and the oven door should be left open to reduce moisture.

Dehydrated apples can be stored for up to one year in the freezer or in airtight containers. Soaking the apples in warm water softens them so that they can be used as a fresh apple substitute in pies and other desserts. Dehydrated apple slices may also be served as a snack with a caramel dipping sauce or peanut butter.

WiseGEEK is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.

Discussion Comments

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.