by admin | February 23, 2012 4:35 am
Dehydrating apples is a simple process that can be made better with a little bit of cinnamon too! They have a lot of purposes – from being eaten on their own as snakes, to adding as rehydrated goods to pies, baked goods, pancakes, oatmeals, or in stuffing.
- Wash your apples carefully.
- Peal your apples unless you want the skin on them.
- Remove the core – an apple corer is an inexpensive item to get, and saves you a lot of work!
- (optional) You can pre-treat the apples in either a Fresh Fruit Produce Protector solution, or you can use lemon juice at the ratio of 1 cup water to 1 tbsp lemon juice.
- Cut fruit into desired shape – such as 1/4″ slices, wedges, cubes, or thin sliced for apple chips.
- Dry the apples using a dehydrator at 100 degrees F for 8 hours, or until they are crispy.
- Store dehydrated apples in a clean, dry, airtight container away from sunlight – preferably somewhere cool and dark.
How do you rehydrate?
- Simply! Just soak in hot water for 15 minutes.
You can add seasoning to your apples as well right before hydrating, such as cinnamon or brown sugar to add a little extra taste to them when they are done. They can be used as just a snack on their own, or as an addition to other recipes – for breads, muffins, pies, pancakes, oatmeal, and so much more.
They are very versatile and keeping them on hand can help you make those “emergency” situations much nicer with a little bit of home preserved goodness to add to other, more blander, long term storage food.
- [Image]: http://thedisasterkits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DehydratedApples.jpg
- an apple corer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PB304M/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=thedisasterkits-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000PB304M
- Fresh Fruit Produce Protector solution: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YI7J6E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thedisasterkits-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002YI7J6E
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