I put the dried apples into mason jars. Then it's either to the back shelf of the pantry or the freezer.ratherbefishin said:How do you know when the apples have been in the dehydrator long enough, how do you store them and how long will they keep?However, equally, anytime I have done anything like this, they were eaten long before they had a chance to mold, which is not neccesarily a bad thing either.I'm trying to get the kids to discover there;s something besides candy that's sweet and tastes good
Meg, other than avoiding darkening of the fruit, do you feel the vinegar/salt aids in preserving the fruit for a longer period of time?Meg Z said:I don't use lemon juice, I use vinegar and salt. Two tablespoons each per gallon of water. Don't leave for more than 20 minutes, or they'll taste salty. cheaper than lemon juice, and I always have both around. Got the mix from my grandmothers old food preservation book.
After they're dry, I store them airtight, where my family can't find them. After I make my granola in the fall, they can have what's left!
You could do a test batch to learn how to tell.ratherbefishin said:How do you know when the apples have been in the dehydrator long enough,