I’ve been trying out all kinds of preserving methods since we have an apple tree now. These dried apple rings were pretty simple you just need a little space to let them dry. I like how the peel looks, but I think I will leave them off next time as I don’t really like the texture of them. Also, I’ve heard of people using cinnamon on dried apples for a different flavor.
You will need:
Rods or string to hang apples
1. Core apples.
2. Slice 1/4″ thick.
(Remove any bad spots.)
3. Submerge apple rings in salt water.
(This keeps them from discoloring.)
4. Hang apples in a warm, dry place.
They should be ready in 3-5 days.
5. When apples are dried place in 175 degree oven for 15 minutes OR in a deep freeze for 2 days. This should kill any bacteria and/or insect eggs on the fruit.
6. Store in airtight container. They should keep for months.
*Note: If any condensation appears around the apples they are not dried and should be eaten or left to dry more.