I don't use a corer or peeler contraption. An old sharp steel fruit and vegetable peeler shaves the skin without wasting meat. A large chef's knife quarters the apple, and then a small sharp paring knife cuts out the core. A stiff boning knife cuts the slices evenly. With my help, of course. Yes, it takes time. I have time. I can sit at the table and watch my chosen morning show on TV while "working" and also eating my apple a day, bite by bite. They taste sweet and tart at the same time and are crunchy and juicy. The first picture is of the first tray at the bottom of a stack of four.
After 9 1/2 hours at 135°F they are totally dry.
No matter which way you look at them, the dried apple pieces are beautiful.
One bag filled.
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Before a daughter sent me the dehydrator as a Christmas gift, the blog below is how I dried apple pieces. I wrote about it on Friday, December 20, 2013. Check out the blog link at the bottom of this post. No matter how it is executed, with careful planning we can have apples all throughout the following year.
Another great post.ReplyDelete
Yum! Apple pie! I'll put the coffee on.ReplyDelete
Very interesting !ReplyDelete
Apple pie. Appke dumplings. Apple crisp. Apple muffins...dried apples. Oh so good!ReplyDelete