What's the best apple for dehydrating?

It’s time to replace your regular potato chips. A healthier snacking alternative can go a long way, from feeling more full and getting a dose of vitamins and antioxidants. Dehydrated apples are perhaps even more flavorful than your favorite chips and pack a whole bunch of heart-healthy benefits – plus fiber!

The best apple for dehydrating is Gala or Fuji. Both are sweet apples that make your dried apples taste like you’ve added sugar when you haven’t!  Other good options are Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp and Fuji apples. If you prefer less sweetness in your dried apples, go with Granny Smith.

Pro tips

  • Consider sugar content, firmness and tartness when deciding on which apples you’d like to dry.
  • Granny Smith hold their shape and flavor throughout the dehydration process.