Monday, February 20, 2012

GPAC Apple Rings

First off, I have to tell you something about these Apple rings. They look crispy, I know they do. But they aren't like a potato chip. Diva and I decided that they were more like a fruit leather with a tiny crispy to them. They are very good and very easy to make. I didn't even pull out my mandolin. Because my mandolin... well it leaves much to be desired. I just used a knife. I did put the apples in a bowl of filtered water with some Fruit Fresh to keep them from browning. This is optional, you can use water and some lemon juice also. Just keep in mind that whatever you put on the apples will be concentrated when dehydrated. So they may be a little tart.
I used Cameo apples and Granny Smith. I love the tart Granny Smith apples. So good. With salt and spicy Thai chili powder. MMM. The Cameo's are so sweet and crunchy. I usually buy sweeter apples for the girls because they like that.

I made two batches of Apple rings, one with cinnamon- just cinnamon, no sugar. The Granny Smith apples I put Thai chili powder on them, no salt. Both were great! The problem with anything in the dehydrator is we eat it off the trays as it dries, and everything shrinks so there's ever enough LOL.
Dehydrators, I don't have a fancy one. I actually have a 10+ year old Ronco dehydrator. Nothing fancy at all. But it works great for herbs, fruit, vegetables (Kale chips- post coming later), and beef jerky.

GPAC Apple Rings

Apples
Water
Lime/lemon juice or Fresh Fruit

Sprinkle on
Cinnamon
Chili powder
Pie spices
 

Wash apples thoroughly. Slice thinly and remove core as you go. Not paper thin, I sliced some so thin you could read a newspaper through them, they stick to the dehydrator. About 1/4 of an inch thick?
You don't have to do rings you can do half moons too. Place sliced apples into a bowl of cold water that has lemon/lime juice or some Fresh Fruit in it.

Remove apples and drain as much water off as you can. A quick spin in the salad spinner helps too.
Arrange the slices on the dehydrator tray in one layer. Sprinkle with whatever spices and seasonings you like. You can put them in a large bowl and toss the apples in some seasoning too.
Dehydrate until dry and slightly crisp.


GPAC Apple Rings

Apples
Water
Lime/lemon juice or Fresh Fruit

Sprinkle on
Cinnamon
Chili powder
Pie spices
Wash apples thoroughly. Slice thinly and remove core as you go. Not paper thin, I sliced some so thin you could read a newspaper through them, they stick to the dehydrator. About 1/4 of an inch thick?
You don't have to do rings you can do half moons too. Place sliced apples into a bowl of cold water that has lemon/lime juice or some Fresh Fruit in it.
Remove apples and drain as much water off as you can. A quick spin in the salad spinner helps too.
Arrange the slices on the dehydrator tray in one layer. Sprinkle with whatever spices and seasonings you like. You can put them in a large bowl and toss the apples in some seasoning too.
Dehydrate until dry and slightly crisp.
Keep in an airtight container. 
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