Dehydrating Apples to store or to use as a Healthy Snack

This is a very quick tutorial on how to dehydrate apples.

Items needed:

  1. Apples
  2. Dehydrator
  3. Large bowl
  4. Lemon juice (optional).
  5. Small paring knife.
  • Step one is to pick apples from your tree, purchase at farmers market or buy them from the store.  Wash just to make sure nothing is on the outside, like spray, dirt etc..  My children eat the peelings, so I want to make sure they are clean.
  • Next, set up your apple peeler and place an apple on the tongs.apple ready to be peeled.
  • Turn the apple peeler until you decor the apple and the peelings are all off.  peeling an apple
  • Discard the core into a bowl and feed to your chickens and pigs, compost or throw them in the trash.  The peelings you can munch on or discard them the same way listed above.apple core
  • The next step is to cut the ends of your apple ring with your paring knife and also down one side.  Or you can snap them off with your fingers.  I should also point out that depending on your apple peeler some skin might be left on.  No worries, if you don’t want to dehydrate that part merely cut it off.apple ring
  • Place the now peeled and cut apple slices in a bowl with lemon juice sprinkled over the top to keep them from turning brown.  I don’t do this part because the apples taste the same either way when dehydrated.  sliced apples
  • Once you have enough apples start placing them on the trays until they have all been filled.apples on tray
  • Once they are filled you may now place the lid on, plug-in your dehydrator and set the temp to 130 degrees.  Depending on the thickness of the apple slices it should take 4 to 5 hours.dehydrating apples
  • Your apples are finished when they have a rubbery consistancy.dehydrated apples
  • Place in bags and or jars and store until ready to serve.dehydrated apples

Enjoy!

If you’re interested in another wonderful tutorial full of excitement and some tears click on this link: Dehydrating Onions

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