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Cinnamon Apple Chips Recipe! {Dried Fruit Snack}

Ready for the fun and healthy homemade snack the whole family loves?  It's time to make this Cinnamon Apple Chips Recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: The Frugal Girls


  • 2 lbs Apples I used 6 Small Gala Apples
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Granulated {White} Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. Ground Cinnamon


  • In small mixing bowl, mix together Cinnamon and Sugar until well combined, then set aside.
  • Use your Johnny Apple Peeler to peel your apples. It’s the best shortcut ever!
  • Then slice peeled apples in half with a knife. Now you’ve got your peeled and sliced apple pieces ready to go!
  • Soak your Apple Slices in a large bowl filled with 1/2 cup Lemon Juice and 3 cups water mixture (to avoid browning of apple).
  • Using the Nesco Snackmaster Dehydrator, lay your Apple Slices on the trays with plenty of space for air circulation.
  • Place smaller Apple Slices on the bottom trays and larger Apple Slices on the tops trays to ensure even drying.
  • Generously sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar mixture on Apple Slices. {I like to pour mine in an empty salt or pepper shaker to sprinkle it on}
  • Set Nesco Dehydrator to 135 degrees and cook for 6 hours for chewy or 7 hours for crunchier Apple Chips.
  • Store in airtight Ziploc Bag, Rubbermaid Storage Container or Wide Mouth Mason Jar.
  • Note: To double this apple chips recipe in the same batch, use 4 of these Nesco Add On Trays with your existing 5 Nesco Dehydrator Trays and increase your dry time to 9 hours.


Add extra drying time if you are in a humid climate.