Apples are in season in many places, and they are beautiful this year. I had no idea up until about 5 years ago that the southern Piedmont of North Carolina had such wonderful apples. In my farmhousewife head, I thought they all had to come from cold climates....
Of the many ways to enjoy apples, besides fresh, in pies and applesauce, one of my favorites is dried apples.
|Golden Delicious Apples - from a local grower|
First, get some apples - for dehydrating, cooking apples are best. Next, gather some supplies and tools. You'll need:
- cutting board or mat
- fruit fresh, lemon, orange or pineapple juice (to prevent browning)
- couple quarts of water (2 quarts of water to about 1/2 to 1 cup of juice)
|A peeler-corer makes short work of slicing apples. It's way too much fun!|
|At this point, there is some snacking going on!|
|I wish I could tell you that I have the manual to this. I do not. |
So, I did what I do best; I WINGED IT!
|They are so good, naturally sweet and can be used to make APPLE PIE! |
Just reconstitute them with some boiling water and you can have seasonal goodness all year long.
Check out this recipe for further details.
Keep calm and preserve your own food!
p.s. one really cool way to save energy by doing this is to hook it to the solar power! I do this with my crock pot also.