Four sisters and our mom. Each month one of us comes up with a topic and we all create something based on that topic. Whether we cook, sew, crochet or design, it's up to us. With five very different personalities and areas of expertise you're bound to see some interesting creations.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I eat way more apples if they are dried than if they are big and juicy. Maybe it's because it's a lot easier to snack on a few bits of dried fruit throughout the day than to commit to eating the entire apple in one go.
Apples will oxidize and turn brown unless the fruit is treated in some way. My favorite way to treat apples is to dip them in pineapple juice. The dried apples end up with a nice, light pineapple-y flavor to them.
Tools and ingredients needed:
Peel and core apples, then slice approximately 1/4" - 3/8" thick.
Dip and soak in pineapple juice for a minute or two. Place on dehydrator trays single layers.
Dry for 4 - 12 hours at approximately 135 degrees F until fruit is leathery. Seal fruit in airtight containers. I used a vacuum sealer to package mine.
Eat and enjoy! I ate an entire package of dehydrated apples trying to get a picture that I was willing to post. Please keep the snickering to a minimum.