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Making soft (not crispy) dried apples

Posted by fearlessem (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 25, 10 at 18:13

Hi folks --

I have a dehydrator and would like to dry some apples from our tree... However the one time I tried it I wound up with very crisp apples (more like chips), not the soft pliable dried apples that I get at our local natural food store. Is there a secret here? Do I just need to cut them thicker / dry for less time? How thick should they be prior to drying?

Thanks,
Emily


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RE: Making soft (not crispy) dried apples

They are sulfured from the stores. You can do a sulfuring if you want to eat that stuff.
Otherwise just dry until pliable, but don't expect the same thing as the store ones. If you leave yours too moist they will mold.
You can dry them less but keep them frozen until you eat them.


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