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11-07-2009, 09:41 AM #1
dehydrating apples - to peel or not to peel
I'd like to dehydrate and sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon. Do I have to peel them? My RA hands just can't take that!
- 11-07-2009, 12:34 PM #2
No, you don't have to peel them. (I don't) Just know the edges will be a little tougher (like an apple peel).
11-07-2009, 01:28 PM #3
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11-07-2009, 02:29 PM #4
Maybe I can convince someone to peel them for me...... sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before dehydrating....
11-08-2009, 12:38 AM #5
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11-08-2009, 08:26 AM #6
I have a new secret recipe for my apple butter = buying large cans of applesauce at Sam;s and cooking the apple butter in my crock pot....let's see if anyone can tell the difference! hee hee
11-08-2009, 08:29 AM #7
I've bought 2 apple peeler corer slicer, one from pampered chef and they just don't work for me.....my apples must be deformed or something....
11-08-2009, 11:01 AM #8
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SAVE YOUR HANDS..... You don't need to peel them (just cut out any "bad" spots); and you really don't even need to core them.
If you cut your apples on a cutting mandoline (hold the stem at the top and slice from the bottom of the apple to the top), you will have beautiful slices with a 'star' in the middle (from the seeds).
Most of the seeds will fall out when you give the apple slices a dip in an acidic water bath (to help prevent oxidizing/browning, and to prevent bacteria growth during dehydrating and storage). The seeds in the slices that don't fall out from the "bath" will generally fall out during the drying process. You can also poke seeds out with a toothpick, if you'd like. But I do most of my apples anymore without peeling OR coring.
If I want smaller slices I'll use an apple corer/slicer (the kind you plundge through the apple to cut apple wedges). Then I will slice the wedges with a paring knife to the thickness I need.
11-08-2009, 04:31 PM #9
11-08-2009, 05:31 PM #10
If you peel them save the peels for jelly
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