Dehydrating Apples

By dehydrating apples at home, you can have a steady supply of juicy apples available all year if you're not lucky enough to have your own apple orchard out back! How? Dehydrate them when they're on sale (and in season)!

Apple Peeler and Corer

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Great for Apple Pies!

Simply follow the instructions below – and purchase apples when they are in season and plentiful via the grocery store in bags or from your own back yard in bushels!

Apple's best vitamins are: vitamin A, vitamin C, followed by vitamin K with trace amounts of Choline, Pantothenic Acid, and Niacin.

The mineral content of apples are Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, and trace amounts of Zinc. Apples also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

To prevent oxidation (that's what makes the apples turn brown - and bananas for that matter) - we spray the apples with good old lemon juice. (Professional food dehydration plants use ascorbic acid._

Apple Spraying with lemon juice

Tip: When apples are out of season, consider using frozen apples instead. As noted in the instructions below, you won't have the peel the apples, plus you don't need to use apple juice to spray the apples in step 2 ... Now just how easy is that?

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Dehydrating Apples is Easy:

It's time to begin dehydrating apples! So much fun ...

If using frozen apples, ignore steps 1 and 2.

  1. Peel, core, and slice your apples by hand or with a handy apple-peeler-corer gadget.
  2. Place slices in a bowl and generously spray with lemon juice. TIP: Use a pump-top from a new unused spray bottle, pick one that fits your lemon juice bottle, look for one that has a long enough plastic tube that will reach to the bottom of your lemon juice bottle.
  3. Arrange the apple slices on your dehydrator trays, making sure the apples don't overlap.
  4. Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F
    (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Delicious dried apples are pliable when dried.
  • Drying time: between 4-10 hours.
  • Please remember to rotate your dehydrator trays for even drying.

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Easy To Re-Hydrate Too!

Dehydrated Apples in Vacuum Bags

Simply add water to your dried apples to re-hydrate them, (read more about re-hydrating food HERE) and we're off making the best apple pies around ... or applesauce, or apple breads, or cookies.

Hmmm :-) Soon the delicious apple-pie aroma from your kitchen will be drawing friends and neighbors for miles!

Great Apple Peeler Corer
(peels potatoes too)!

You'll want one of those apple peeler corer gadgets shown below – Honest! Not only are they easy to use, they are truly fascinating to watch.

Take the grunt work out of spud peeling yes, you can peel potatoes with them too!

A VERY Handy Gadget!

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I am a mother helping her son raise his children. There are 12 of us in the household and often times feeding all of us has been somewhat of a challenge.

Thanks to you I was able to take advantage of a markdown sale of fruits and veggies. Without proper freezer storage I usually have to pass on the sale, however I found a dehydrator at a yard sale and have used it for the first time.

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