Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dehydrator Fun

I recently dug the dehydrator I purchased back when I was in college out of storage and now I can't figure out why I didn't have it out this whole time. I'm terrible about eating my fruits and veggies. However, I will snack on dehydrated apples like they're candy. I was having so much fun dehydrating snack foods I ended up buying a second dehydrator at the thrift store for $5 so I could add the extra trays onto mine and dry more food at once.
Apples I picked up for $0.45 a LB (this is AK people, that price is just short of miraculous). I'm giving the slices a pineapple juice soaking before dehydrating to prevent browning. The apple infused pineapple juice is amazingly yummy after you're done soaking the apple slices.
Laid out on the dehydrator trays.
Waiting, waiting, waiting. My house smells so yummy.
Victory! Apple Chips. I dehydrate the hell out of my apples because I like crisp chips better than the smushy textured dehydrated apples you can get at the stores.
My loot for the last two days. Apples and some carrots that were getting soft for using in soups and taking camping.


  1. Hi! Thanks so much for linking to my blog. I love your dehydrated apples! I just got a dehydrator for Christmas and I'm super excited to put it to use. I took some plum butter out of the freezer that I had mad last summer and turned it into fruit leather. It's awesome! Apples are next on my list.

  2. oh yum that looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the link:)

  3. oops...I am signed in with my other account:)
    This is where I'm from:)