I love dehydrating things...especially apples! The only problem is that whenever I do...they just disappear. Literrally. I have no idea what happens to them! ;) They're too delicious really though... So here's a simple way to make your own apple chips! Enjoy!
All you'll need is: a dehydrator, apples (Braeburn, Gala, Pink Lady, Fuji especially work well), lemon juice, water and knife/Mandolin slicer.
So (carefully) slice some apples up either with your knife or slicer. You can core them first or not. I didn't this time...but sometimes I do. :) Then once they are sliced place them in a lemon juice/water solution. (Solution= 1 part lemon juice + 3 parts water) This prevents them from browning! :)
After all the slices have been in the lemon water solution for at least 5 minutes you can start arranging them in the dehdryator. (Pay no attnetion to the stems and seeds I forgot to get rid of before snapping a pic...:)
Then keep arranging until all the slices are gone OR you are out of space. :) Then turn on your dehydrator and let it work its magic....
In about 6 hours you'll notice the bottom shelf may be getting curled up like this. So it's time to rotate the shelves for equal drying! :) The continue drying for a few more hours.
Total of 18-24+ hours. (18 if you want them to be leathery and 24+ if you want them crispy.) It also depends on the thickness of the slices of course. Thinner slices will take less time than thick ones. That's also why I like the mandolin--it's quick, easy and makes them all the same thickness! :)
This next step is very important! Enjoy! :) Yep, enjoy the fruits of your labor! :) Feel free to test along the way too! Not that I have ever done that... ;)