Drying characteristics of crispy winter jujube dried by explosion puffing drying at different vacuum drying temperature were investigated. Selection of the best model was examined by comparing the determination of coefficient (R2), root means square error (RMSE), and mean relative percentage error (P) between the experimental and predicted values. As expected, higher drying rates were obtained with higher vacuum drying temperature. The results showed that the Modified Henderson and Pabis model provided better simulation of drying curves for crispy winter jujube according to thin-layer drying theory. The effective moisture diffusivity of crispy winter jujube dried by explosion puffing drying with higher vacuum drying temperature was higher than the others.