This is my absolute favourite way of dehydrating and using apples! Its great for children as the pieces are small and easy to chew. It also looks delicious!
Peeled and roughly chopped apples that have been soaked in lemon juice or vitamin c powder solution for a couple of minutes. You could try adding cinnamon powder for a different flavour.
I use a hand operated food processor but you can also use an electric one.
Add the roughly chopped apples to the bowl and process until they are chopped in to small pieces – dont process too much so that it becomes a puree! Pieces approximately 1 cm in size are fine.
Cover your dehydrator trays with either greaseproof paper or a non-stick cooking sheet ( available from Pound shops in the UK or buy online from Amazon).
Spread the chopped apple out on to the sheet and dehydrate at 135 degrees F for approximately 10 hours. The apple pieces should be almost crispy and a nice golden brown colour.
You may want to lift the apple mix off the baking sheet and turn it over if the underside is still a bit soft.
Store in a glass jar in a cool place.
- Add to cereal for crunch
- Sprinkle on ice cream
- Sprinkle on cup cakes
- Just eat!!