Learn how to dehydrate apples at home so you can create your own supply of dried apples. They'll be available to you all year round!
How do you do that? Dehydrate apples when they're on sale (and in season) and store them.
Simply follow the instructions coming up on how to dehydrate apples — and purchase them when they are in season and plentiful via the grocery store in bags or from your own backyard 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 contents of apples contain 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 too)—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 for dehydrating apples, 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 dehydrate 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 draw friends and neighbors for miles!
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 to Get!
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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!
As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. The price you pay doesn't increase.
While there are many different types of apples, the most common type is the red delicious apple. Other popular types of apples include the Granny Smith apple, the Golden Delicious apple, and the Rome apple.
Each type of apple has its own unique flavor, so be sure to try a few different kinds to find your favorite.
The best areas to grow apples are in cool climates with well-drained soils. Apples need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive, so make sure you choose a spot that gets plenty of sunlight and has good drainage.
Additionally, apples are a cold-weather crop, so they do not do well in warm or damp conditions.
The best time to pick apples is in the fall, after the leaves have turned color and before the first frost. Apples are typically ripe and ready to pick in September or October, depending on the variety.
Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010. Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."
Susan is featured on Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI) who host this site along with her sister site, Finally-Keto. Read her first SBI interview, and her second SBI interview. Susan also runs an additional SBI website: SusanGast.com - Non-Fiction Author - and showcases many of the books she's created and marketed over the years.
Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create a "review site" of products related to the publishing industry. Visit ePubTechReviews today.
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