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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dehydrating Apples

Whenever you have left over fruit, dehydrate it. It's so easy. I've even made fruit leather with it before, and guess what folks, no preservatives! Just slice up the fruit. I got all fancy with these apples, made 'em look like potato chips, but you don't have to do that. I would recommend slicing fruit into a bowl of water with some lemon juice (a tablespoon or two will do). That way they won't turn brown.
After you slice them, and do try to make them the same thickness, put them on the dehydrator trays.

I sprinkled some cinnamon on these apples.

Plug the dehydrator in, and a few hours later.....
A tasty, healthy snack. (they kind of look like BBQ potato chips)

About food dehydrators, this one was my sister's garage sale, I took it out and put it in the basement until about three years ago. So it's probably about 15 years old! It still works good enough for me. There are all different styles and you can get a lot of money wrapped up in one. I wouldn't do that until you made sure you like your fruit this way. I see them at garage sales all the time. Saw one the other day!

Cindy

4 comments:

  1. Yum! I love dried apples... and I also love apple chips...

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  2. Do we get some...Lets meet for coffee this week and ...eat some . Where shall we meet you and Roof?

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  3. Hmmm, how about BW's - do you like it there? I could use something a little stronger than coffee! Roofus likes it there on the patio!

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  4. I have never heard of a food dehydrator, I'm intrigued!!! I know you wrote this a long while ago, but I wish I could try one!

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