How to Dry Apple Slices in your Oven – Make Dried Fruit at Home

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How to Dry Apple Slices in your Oven - Make Dried Fruit at Home
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Recipe type: Fruit / Preserves
 
Desiccating fruit is a great way of preservation, and this works very well with apples. This process can be done very easily at home without any additives like sulphur dioxide.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Large apples
  • 1 Liter water
  • 125ml White vinegar
Instructions
  1. Use your corer to remove the centers and seeds.
  2. Proceed by peeling the skins from apples. Some people like to leave the skin on, but I find it a little too chewy.
  3. Slice the apples into 3mm slices. You cut them a bit thicker if you prefer, however the drying time will increase accordingly.
  4. In a jug, combine the water with the white vinegar.
  5. Place the sliced apple in a mixing bowl and pour the vinegar solution over the apple.
  6. Mix this around gently, then leave it to soak for 30 minutes. The vinegar solution will prevent the apple from oxidizing and browning while it dries.
  7. After soaking, drain the apples and spread them out on a clean dish towel.
  8. Place another towel over this and pat the slices dry.
  9. Arrange the slices on stainless steel racks. These multi level cooling racks are particularly useful for this.
  10. Place the racks in your oven set at 90c or 200f for 2 hours until dry and leathery. If you would like them on crisper side, continue drying for a further hour.
  11. After the drying time, leave the apple in the oven to cool completely with door slightly open.
  12. And there it is,beautifully dried apple slices with no added preservatives.

 

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