After a few weeks of multi-system failure including AC, alarm system, internet, washing machine and dishwasher, it seems life has returned to normal.
Back to the dehydrator series; this one is also a keeper for those who like apples and cinnamon
- 6-8 Apples
- 3 T Lemon Juice
- 1 T Coconut Sigar
- 1/2 t Cinnamon
- 1/4 t Nutmeg
- 1/4 t Lava Salt
Wash, dry and slice apples into 1/4-1/2″ rounds. There’s no need to core the apples first, just pick off the stems and remove the seeds after you slice them up. In fact, if you don’t core the apples, you will be left with an interesting star pattern in the middle of the rounds. I imagine any apples will work here but I used a combination of Gala and Honeycrisp. The flavours of the apples will intensify considerably, which is expected after removing the water. The lemon adds a little flavour but its purpose is to prevent the apples from turning brown while on their multi-hour nap in the dehydrator.
About that, I tried leaving in the dehydrator for 12 hours at 145 degrees. They still do not come out crispy, more the texture of a fruit leather.
Whisk all ingredients except apples in a small bowl until blended. You might have to work a little to get the cinnamon to cooperate, it tends to clump. Place the mixture and apples in a large Ziploc and shake to coat. Drain the apples momentarily on a wire rack then load up the dehydrator trays with the rounds. I find items dry more evenly when you leave about 1/2″ space in between. Let them dry over 12 hours at 145 degrees.