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May 03

How to Make Dried Apples in the Oven

 

IMG_1103I’ve always wanted a food dehydrator, but I don’t really have anywhere to store it and would only use it a few times a year, so I don’t really think it’s a necessity.  I have made dried fruit and fruit leather successfully in the oven with cookie sheets and I think it’s a delicious and easy way to dry fruits and veges.

HOW TO MAKE DRIED APPLES IN THE OVEN

The first thing I did was core 5 red apples, then I thinly sliced the apples with a mandolin into a big bowl filled with 2 cups water and 2 T. citric acid. I chose not to peel the apples as it takes too long and I like the skins anyway.

Next I put the apples close together on a cookie sheet with holes in it.  I can only find these locally at the Bosch Kitchen Center, so hopefully you have one of those near you.

Next just sprinkle a very light coat of cinnamon and sugar on the top. Then I stack cookie racks on top of the cookie sheet.  You can use both racks of the oven.

Bake at make at 200 degrees for 60 minutes to 2 hours or until all liquid is gone from the apples but they are not completely brittle.

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If you can’t find the cookie sheets with holes, you can just use cookie racks on a regular cookie sheet (don’t put apples on the cookie sheet)  just as successfully and you can stack them too, so that’s a plus!  Just make sure you can stack them before you start this process.

Cool apples for a couple hours on the counter or just turn the oven off and leave them in there for 3+ hours.  Next, simply bag them in a ziploc bag for later use.  These are so delicious!

You could use any type of fruit or vegetable with this method.  I think bananas and mangoes would taste really great!

Please post a comment if you have any questions, and I will try to answer them as soon as I can.

 

 

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Rachel Meyers

Hey there! I'm Rachel and Mom of 3 joining you on a quest to be a positive parent! Help me along the way and maybe learn some new things in the process.

2 comments

  1. Rachel Meyers

    Yeah, those cookie sheets are so incredible. I got them at my local bosch kitchen center if that helps.

  2. Caroline D.

    Hi Rachel !
    This looks great. I’m now hunting for your cookie sheet/cookie rack setup to make my kale chips – that would be perfect and I will surely try those apples too ! Thanks
    Caroline

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