If you are thinking about dehydrating apples this year in your Ninja Foodi, let me tell you it’s fantastic. I’ve used our classic dehydrator system like this for years. T
his is our second one as I’ve noticed the heating element seems to give out in time.
When I used this dehydrator, it took all night and a few more hours early morning. So I was waiting for a total of 12+ hours.
I am living out here in the country with many old apple trees. I hate to see them go to waste. This has been a fantastic year for apples, and we have six apple trees. So I decided to use my Ninja Foodi to make a healthy snack for my family. Another perk of doing this is keeping with our $60 grocery shopping budget.
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How to Make Dehydrated Apples in the Ninja Foodi
- Lemon Juice- I used 2 tsp.
- 3 Apples- I used Medium Sized Apples 2 sour 1 gala
- Knife or Apple Slicer/Corer- I used this apple slicer and corer and slice the apples in half from it.
- Cinnamon- optional
Let’s Move On To How Prep The Apples
I’ve tried the classic apple peeler in the past, and it works great at first. T en it becomes a pain in the butt. After spending money on two different ones, I stick to the apple slicer and corer.
We do not spray our apples, and if you have your apple trees, you may notice they don’t look like the store ones.
But I can assure you they taste just as good when you cook with them.
You will want to core and slice your apples. I cut the apples in half again with the apple slicer like this.
I also peel them by hand. Of course, M kids will eat the apples how they are now, but I thought it would be easier to peel the skin off if they decide it’s too chewy or something crazy.
I recommend getting a peeler that has a double edge. It works fast, and it’s sharp! B careful if you get a brand new one not to cut yourself.
Check for any edges that have part of the core etc., left. C t that off. I always run my finger along the top to ensure it doesn’t have any complex pieces left.
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I put all my apple slices in a bowl and added 2 tsp of Lemon Juice. I wooshed them around for a few minutes. You want to make sure every piece is coated in lemon juice.
I did one apple with the peel and the other two without. This is because I like to test out what my kids will eat.
I grabbed a paper towel and laid the apples out on it.
Pat dry the apples to remove access juice.
Get your Ninja Foodi ready. Mi e came with this rack which is perfect for drying more apples. If you have a Foodi, you know it is on the small side of specific meals. The stand gives you extra space.
I learned the hard way; you don’t want to fill it up entirely. You need room for the air to flow and dry the apples properly.
The last thing I did was sprinkle cinnamon on the top apples. I love the Saigon Organic Cinnamon from BJs. For $4.99, you can’t beat the price.
This was my first time doing it in the Ninja Foodi, so I made sure to leave room between the apple slices.
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Ninja Foodi Settings
I put my apples on the bottom and top. Cl sed the air fryer lid.
I hit the dehydrate button and set the temperature to 135° and seven hours.
The best part about this is after seven hours; it shuts off. Which means I woke up to dried apples that the Ninja Foodi perfectly did.
I love how these turned out. They taste delicious. Se n hours may seem long, but this was a welcome hello than my traditional dehydrator. I l ve how it turns off after setting the time.
I put ours in a Ziploc bag because they probably won’t last more than a day. Since it is such a small serving, you could have fresh apple slices each day during apple season. After baking multiple pies and apple crisp, I’m ready to only peel and core three apples for a snack 🙂
My kids liked these too. Ours is a tad bit sour because I didn’t add any sugar, making me like them even more. I love sour stuff. In t e next batch, I’ll add a tiny bit of sugar.
If you want your apples to be more of a chip texture, slice thinner or in circles and dehydrate an hour or so longer.
Give them a try in your Foodi, and let me know how it goes in the comments below. Or connect by email below.
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