Drying apples was one
way our ancestors ensured they had apples year-round. Dried apples
were eaten as snacks, and were used to bake yummy apple treats.
The old-fashioned way
to dry apples was to thread the apples on a string and hang them
in a dry place for a few days. Today we realize dried apples made
this way may be unsafe to eat unless the apples are covered to
protect them from bacteria, dust and insects.
You can safely make
dried apples at home using your microwave. Read on to find out
Step 1: You
will need two apples. Peel and core the apples. You should ask
your adult assistant to help with this step.
Step 2: Ask you adult assistant to help cut each apple
into ten rings, each about 6 mm thick.
Step 3: To keep apples from turning brown, you should soak
them for a couple of minutes in lemon water. You can make lemon
water by mixing 2 litres of cold water with 15 mL (1 tbsp) of
lemon juice. When your apple rings are done soaking, gently dry
them off with paper towels.
Step 4: Arrange the rings on a piece of waxed paper. Make
sure the rings are not touching each other.
Step 5: Put the rings in the microwave and set on Defrost
for 35 - 45 minutes. The apples will be rubbery and dry when they're
Step 6: Store the rings in an airtight container and enjoy!
You can also make crafts with your apple rings - such as Christmas
ornaments or a wreath.
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