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Apple Dust & Dried Apples

By Tammy Kimbler


4 lbs mixed apples

1 gallon water

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tsp sugar


Wash fruit well in warm water.  Put one gallon of water in a deep bowl along with the lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.  Peel the apples with a potato peeler, putting the peels into the water along with the whole peeled apples.  Slice the apples in quarters and core, then slice the apples about 1/4 inch thick.  Put the slices in the water as you go.  When all the apples are sliced, lay the slices out a single layer deep on your dehydrator trays.  Then lay out all your peels on separate trays.  You should have around five or six trays of slices and peels.

Set your dehydrator to 105 degrees.  Load it up with slices and peels.  Dry the apples for 4-5 hours until dry but still pliable.  Dry the peels until totally dry and stiff, usually several hours more or overnight.

Store the apple slices in sealed jars or bags.

For Apple Dust take the dried apple peels and freeze them for 30 minutes.  Put them into a food processor with 1 tsp of sugar (for abrasion) and blend on high speed until totally pulverized.  Store in sealed glass jars as the dust will absorb moisture from the air.

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