Easy to find varieties such as Gala, Fuji, Gravenstein, and Honeycrisp would all be great. Advertisement. You can also hold slices of apples over boiling water vapor by putting them in a sieve or a colander beforehand, then immerse them in cold water to cool them. Mix 2 teaspoons (9.85 mL) of sodium bisulfite into 1 quart (2 pints) of water. They must be … Pack them in as tight as possible into the bag. Once the apple slices have been dehydrated and "conditioned" (cooled), transfer them to glass jars. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. spread the slices out on a lined baking sheet and place them in the oven. References. You can store these apples in a cool, dry, and dark place for several months. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. Peel, core, and slice your apples by hand or with a handy apple-peeler-corer gadget. Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel the apples if you want skinless dried apple slices and core them if you want perfect apple rings. The inside should look like a dry, dense sponge. Instead of buying dried apricots (again, Turkey) for a recipe I was making, I decided to dry apples in the oven as a replacement. It's easy to make and will make your home smell delicious. The apples need a little prep before you start adding the fun stuff like the caramel. Tip. Alternatively, use an apple corer to make fast work of coring apples. If you try some of these apple recipes, please let me know in the comment section down below! I fit about 3 apples per tray. Then you need to slice them thinly – a mandoline would be very useful here – try to keep the slices uniform so that they all dry at an … Arrange the slices on wire cooling or baking racks and put them in the oven. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) solution has the same effect. Soak the slices in the lemon water for 30 minutes. Apple-cinnamon fruit rolls are a perfect toss-em-in-the-bag-and-forget-them sort of snack. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. High flavored and crispy apples are also highly recommended for dehydrating. As with the apples, keep the oven door slightly ajar for air circulation. Turn the apple slices over at least once a day for even drying. Martha Piccolo is a lifestyle and cooking influencer and the main power behind Drying All Foods – a food blog that is helping people to discover the magnificent side of food drying and preserving. Place on the prepared baking sheets in … One step closer to a more […] Maria. If using frozen apples, ignore steps 1 and 2. Whilst cooking is going on they will dry nicely on sheets of paper on the plate-rack. Even if you can't visit an orchard, fresh local apples can be found in farmstands, farmers' markets, and many grocers. All ovens are different and your oven might take a longer or shorter amount of time to dry the apples. Worried that the usual brand of dried apples you buy may contain too much sugar or other preservatives? Use a glass plate and lay a paper towel on it. You do not have to, but if you do not soak them in lemon juice, they will turn brown very quickly. The length of time they will need to dry … Shake off as much liquid as possible then place the slices on the dehydrator trays. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/c\/c3\/Dry-Apples-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Dry-Apples-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/c\/c3\/Dry-Apples-Step-1.jpg\/aid384319-v4-728px-Dry-Apples-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":306,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"485","licensing":"

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