Thus with Sandy knocking out work for me for 2 days, one project I took to was making some apple leather and it came out pretty awesome. I instantly bragged about it on Facebook and had a few people request the recipe. So I figured I do one step better and capture it when I made it again. So here it is.
- 1 Bag of Apples
- Rolled Oates (Optional)
- Pumpkin Spice (Optional)
- Large Pot
- Food precessor (or a really good masher)
- Parchment Paper
- Slice and decore the apples.
- Put sliced apples into large pot.
- Fill water to about 1 inch over the apples.
- Boil apples until mushy (10-15 or so minutes).
- Pour apple mush into food processor.
- Add 1 cup of rolled oates
- Add Pumpkin spice (or other relevant spices)
- Run processor until it's all mixed well (about 1 minute or so).
- Let cool for a few minutes (the sauce thickens while cooling).
- Line a dehydrator tray with parchment paper--1 layer preferably.
- Pour the apple sauce onto the parchment paper, try not to get it to more than 1 inch thickness.
- Add additional trays (usually 1-2 more depending on how thin you make it).
- Put on cover and start dehydrator. I generally do the highest temperature (about 155 F) but there's no set rule.
- When dried through, turn off dehydrator.
- Peel off parchment paper (should be relatively easy).
- Tear or cut into smaller pieces and store in dry air-tight container.
STEP BY STEP WITH PICTURES
|Slice up apples and throw them in the pot|
|Fill water to 1" over the apples and boil away.|
|Place apples and other ingredients into food processor|
|Run the processor.|
|Cover the dehydrator tray with parchment paper.|
|Pour the apple sauce onto the parchment paper.|
(Note: I went too thick with this example)
|Turn on dehydrator; check occasionally to make|
sure that it is dehydrating evenly
|20+ hours later; it should look like reddish and utterly dry.|
|When dehydrated, tear into small bite-size pieces|
and store in an air-tight container. ENJOY!
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