Do you love apples? I do!
It's full-time and the MacIntosh apples are now in the stores.
They're my favourite for they are sweet and cook down so nice and soft.
No need for extra sugar with these.
We purchased a few pounds this week and plan to make a few different things with them.
This round I am making dehydrated apples.
We found this dehydrator at the free store this year and it works perfectly.
I found some inserts in a stores clearance section that I trimmed down to fit inside.
This way it'll be much easier to clean.
I set to pealing, coring, and slicing up the apples.
My boys helped lift each layer (we have five) and line up the apples on the trays.
I think they did great at their spacing!
Then we plugged it in on the counter top and waited....the fan came on and in a couple minutes there was warm air blowing out of the air vents on top. Oh the smell....yummo!
Above you can see the last of them getting a bit more drying time.
Below is the plate with our first batch of dehydrated apples.
We were all delighted with them!
What a treat to have this way of enjoying apples!
We used to use our electric oven, but now with a propane stove it's not possible to get the low heat option. We also have a wood stove for heating in the winter...we shall try drying apples on a rack behind the stove once it's on for the day.
Thank you so much for dropping by! Do share if you like dried apples, what you favourite apple is or your favourite way to prepare apples.
Praying you have a wonderful day!
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Oh, I found this great chart on apples!