Great for Apple Pies!
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 apples when they're on sale (and in season)!
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 while dehydrating apples (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.
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?
It's time to begin dehydrating apples! So much fun ...
If using frozen apples, ignore steps 1 and 2.
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!
Easy tasty meals made with dehydrated food!
Pears are another easy fruit to dehydrate. Enjoy Roquefort Pear Salad!
Dehydrated oranges are so lightweight! Make some for yourself.
Add re-hydrated strawberries to smoothies!