I’m sorry, but I think it’s time we see other people.
This is not to say that I won’t still be including you in most meals for the next few months. But it’ll be more of a friends with benefits kind of dealio.
In an attempt to be a little less exclusive, I’m taking on another quintessential fall staple: the apple.
I spent the day Sunday with a crock pot full of apples stewing with spices, and just the smell of apple and cinnamon filling the house was enough to remind just how necessary the fruit is this time of year. It’s like the transition fruit from fall into winter. And I need to add a new thing to my bucket list: apple picking. I need to do that before fall is over.
Anywho, this is a super simple recipe that makes a lovely little snack that is very non-perishable. And the best part is, you don’t need a dehydrator!
Oven Dried Apples
A few tbsp fresh lemon juice
A pinch or two of stevia (optional)
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Core the apples and slice them into rings. Soak in a bowl of water with the lemon juice for 15 minutes, and add the stevia if using. Drain, and lay in a single layer on top of cooling racks positioned on top of a baking sheet. Place in the oven, and prop the oven door slightly open (I used a spoon). Bake for a couple of hours, depending really on whether you want crispy apple chips or chewy dried apples (I prefer mine to be chewy!). You may want to flip the rings every now and then to cook them evenly, and keep in mind to check them individually as some of them may be done before others.