I have not used this particular brand, but I dehydrate my own and have purchased other brands as well.
My kids like to eat them straight out of the package or mixed with nuts, raisins, cheerios and pretzels as a snack mix. I use them for pie, apple cake, and I add them to oatmeal. I have made my own "instant" oatmeal by mixing oatmeal, dried apples, spices, chopped walnuts, sugar, dry milk and a dash of salt in a canister. I make other flavors too, but my son really likes the apple one.
I bet they would be delicious in stuffing, rice pilaf or hydrated and mixed with spices to coat pork for roasting.
My 4 yr old lives on apples - so I bought a bunch and plan to dehydrate this week...other than, peel, slice and dip in lemon juice...is there anything else to it? Or is it really about that simple? (Sorry for the questions...not done much dehydrating before)
Instead of dipping in lemon juice I dip my in a bowl of water with a crushed vitamin c tablet. It worked out to be cheaper for me. Also you can dip the apples in cinnamon and sugar before you dehydrate.
I second the vote about using a crushed vit C. I had a bottle of vit C this summer that was outdated, but it was still potent enough to keep my apple slices nice and white for the dryer.
I don't even peel the apples, I like the look and taste of them with the peels on. I just slice and core into the water and vit C mixture, then spread on the racks and dry.
manygoatsnmore, I dehydrated a bit over a bushel of apples, maybe 45#, to ship to a friend. I didn't weigh the peels and cores but the dried slices themselves weighed just over 7# and could have fit into a #10 can if packed fairly well.
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