Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

August 17, 2021

Patty James

Preserving food at harvest time is daunting to some but doesn’t have to be. For dried apples, we just slice the apples, and dry in a dehydrator. They take about 8 hours at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you may use your oven on very low heat. Check and turn every 30 minutes.

However you dry them, let the slices cool completely and then store in a glass container or a plastic bag with all the air removed. Want a neat trick? Place the apples in the bag and remove as much air as possible as you zip it closed—except you’re going to place a straw in the bag at the end as you zip. Now, using the straw suck out all the air. you can watch the air being removed. Finish zipping.

Store in a cool dry place, and enjoy!