- Author: Jennifer Codron, Master Food Preserver
- Editor: Shannon A Klisch
We are blessed here on the Central Coast with an extended apple season that begins in August and can continue well into November. Although applesauce and apple pie are favorites this time of year, dehydrating apple slices can be a yummy snack and even better gift this holiday season.
The following recipe was shared many years ago by one of our own Master Food Preservers, Tami Reece, and is a keeper.
Grandpa's Cinnamon Apple Rings
Recipe by: Tami Reece
Wash your apples under cool, running water.
Lay out your clean and food safe dehydrator trays.
Core, peel and slice apples into uniform pieces. I like using a hand crank apple peeler-slicer for this recipe. It's fun and easy. However, you can get the job done with a peeler, knife, and cutting board as well.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon on a plate and dip slices into mixture on either one or both sides depending on how sweet you like your apples.
Lay slices on trays leaving space between each one.
Dehydrate at 150 degrees F for 2-3 hours. Then turn down to 130 degrees F until slices are dry and can bend without sticking together but not break (approximately 3-9 hours).
Grandpa's Cinnamon Apple Rings by Tami Reece
8-10 firm apples, washed
½ cup white sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered cinnamon
Peel, core, and slice apples.
Lay slices on a food safe dehydrating rack.
Place in dehydrator at 150 degrees F for 2-3 hours. Turn down to 130 degrees F until still flexible but no moisture can be squeezed out of them.
Enjoy! Did you try it? Let us know in the comments.
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- Author: Cari Curtis, Master Food Preserver
- Editor: Shannon Klisch
The end of summer is fast approaching and if you have fruit trees, you might have a load of stone fruit on your hands. What to do with all of that bounty? Cari Curtis, Master Food Preserver with San Luis Obispo County walks us through the process of making delicious honey dipped nectarines in the dehydrator. Recipe source: So Easy to Preserve, University of Georgia Extension, Copyright 2014.