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Old 09-21-2007, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went crazy at an orchard this week buying tons of apples and my boys loved the dried ones I bought there. Can I make them in my oven, or do I need to borrow/buy a dehydrator?

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I went crazy at an orchard this week buying tons of apples and my boys loved the dried ones I bought there. Can I make them in my oven, or do I need to borrow/buy a dehydrator?
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I thought I made them once when I was a kid, just by stringing them on a string and hanging them up to dry? Although a very low oven would probably do it eventually...
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We have apple trees here in California, and for every one I pick, at least twenty rots in my house or the yard.

Anyway: you slice them to 1/4 to 1/8 inch in thickness.

Lay them flat on a cookie sheet ... or anything else oven safe.

Between 8 pm and midnight, put them in the oven on its lowest setting. In the morning, between 6 and 8 a.m., they will be done and delicious.

Mine turned out better than any I ahve ever bought in the store.

Oven temperatures: My oven starts at the setting "WARM" and then has increments from 200 degrees. So, I put my oven at "WARM." The perfect temperature would be 150 degrees at 1,000 feet above sea level or less. I think my "WARM" setting was 180 degrees Fareignheit.

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