Since we bought so many apples during our apple picking expedition, we needed to act quickly with the apples. The kiddos were great helpers - they helped me wash, core, slice and place the apples on the trays.
Pierce in action.
Gracie in action. Look how beautiful the apples look on the dehydrator trays.
Here's a shot of the apples in the Excalibur dehydrator before drying.
Here are the dried apples - 24 hours later. Yummy!
We stored them in a glass jar to keep them dry. I don't think they'll last very long. The best part about these snacks is that the kiddos picked, sliced and dried the apples themselves - so they thought they were absolutely delicious. (They were, actually). I also got to remind them how we saw the dried apples at the Noah Webster House and remind them that drying food was a common way to preserve it for the winter instead of letting it rot.
If you thought that was all we did with the apples, you'd be wrong. Tomorrow, I'll show you another thing or two that we made with our bounty. The fun never ends!