View Full Version : apple chips... what else should i do?
03-22-2008, 09:12 PM
I ordered some juicing apples from my organic delivery. I decided to make them into apple chips in the dehydrator. I used my apple slicer... then I sliced up the pieces into thin slices.
They are yummiest chips I've ever had. I can't stand the ones in the store... but these are sweet and juicy!!!
So... what other fruit can I do? (that you've done... and you know is good)
and yes, I read the thread about bananas LOL
03-22-2008, 09:18 PM
strawberries (sometimes coating in agave nectar first if they're not all that sweet)
pears (really overripe pears are like CANDY when dried!)
grapes (into raisins, of course)
peaches and nectarines
blueberries (coated in agave)
I think that's it.
Sugar Snap Pea
03-22-2008, 09:34 PM
Mangoes come out like jolly ranchers!
03-23-2008, 02:26 AM
okay so how do you cut them all? do you pierce the ones that are round (like grapes and blueberries)?
sorry but i need details so i can do it. :P
03-23-2008, 11:40 AM
How long do you dehydrate fruit and at what temp? I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly.
03-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Does anyone know how long to dehydrate fruit and at what temp? Please. :)
03-25-2008, 04:41 PM
i do them at 105 till they are done. no real time on anything in my world. LOL
03-25-2008, 08:43 PM
Mangos, peaches, pineapples...all sound so great, but all I've ever been successful at was bananas! I could sure use some DETAILS with the prep....help me. I could take these camping!!!! ooohhhhh yay!!! PPPPLLLLLEEEASE!!!
03-25-2008, 09:05 PM
i talked to my friend about this a few days ago. she said she just slices them up and puts them in.
then she puts them in a ziploc baggie and into the car they go... for snacks when they are out and about.
03-26-2008, 07:04 AM
I dehydrate a lot of fruit - my family loves it. Another option for your apples - slice them, coat them with a mixture of maple syrup and cinnamon - dry them at 105 for about 22 hours, flipping about 3/4 way through. (Course I live in humid Florida, so we dry things longer here.) But it makes for a sweet dessert treat. And it smells like you're baking apple pie! Barely coat with the mixture, or really slather - your choice.
To do pineapple slices, simply cut the top off the pineapple, then the skin. Slice it in half, then take an apple corer and cut the core out. Then I slice it with my Bosch electric slicer to get even slices. Lay them on the trays, and dry at 105 degrees for about 22 hours. Flip about 3/4 way through. Delicious. At my Farmer's Market, I can get un-gassed pineapples. They are ripe but look green. I learned that the pineapples in the regular stores are all gassed to get the ripe look. Yuck.
I have had a hard time drying peach and apricot slices. Because they are so hard to cut evenly. I've had great success, peeling the peaches and apricots, blending them, and just pouring the mixture out on Teflex sheets and drying them as fruit roll ups.
Our very favorite fruit roll up is concord grape. When they are in season in the fall, I buy several flats of them. Put the concord grapes through the juicer to get out all the seeds. Then in a blender, put a very large peeled Rome apple, 2 or 3 if they are small, and Concord juice to make 3 cups of liquid. Blend, add a bit of water if really thick, and pour on the Teflex sheet (I have the 9 tray size). Dry at 105 for about 22 hours. Flip when almost done. When done, I've found putting it on the cutting board and cut with a pizza cutter works great.
Strawberry fruit roll ups are great too, but you can't do just strawberries blended. It turns out to be a crispy nothing. So I've found putting strawberries and a good portion of red grapes together works really well. The strawberry flavor is prominent, but the grapes give it the texture you want. Just blend both in a blender and pour onto the Teflex sheet. Same time and temperature. If you don't like the seeds in your fruit roll up you can juice the fruits first.
Hope this helps.
03-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Basically any fruit that start to get too ripe before we can eat it is either froozen for smoothies or dehydrated, which eliminates waste.
03-26-2008, 11:17 AM
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