First I cut up the apples. I like to use my apple peeler to do all the work for me. Most apple chips are made without the skin but I like to keep the skin on. It doesn't make much difference in taste to me plus I like the idea of getting all the good nutrients that are in the skin.
Then I just take the apple apart and place in the dehydrator. Whenever apples are really inexpensive I like to buy a whole bunch and make apple chips and fruit roll ups in the dehydrator.
I have a really old school dehydrator. It's an American Harvest and it is the one I grew up with. So if you don't have a dehydrator, any modern day one will work. I appreciate that this one has lasted for so many years!
It takes at least around six hours to dehydrate. I usually run mine all day or put it on a timer to run overnight. But each dehydrator comes with specific instructions for how long and what temperature to run it.
So when life needs some slowing down (and I don't want to pay a crazy amount for apple chips from the store) I love pulling out my dehydrator. It feels very 1980's remembering dehydrating things back in the day with my mom. I have still yet to try making beef jerky in it. One of these days.