Chef Cooking Tips

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!