|Make Your Own Dried fruit!
Drain canned sliced pineapples and maraschino cherries
on paper towels. Place pineapples on trays with cherry in center of each.
Dry 8-10 hours at 135° (off brand slices with smalled center hole work
Slice into 3/8 inch slices. Optional: sprinkle
lightly with dry strawberry jell-o, powdered sugar, or dip in honey/lemon
juice mix (1/4 cup honey mixed with 1/4 cup lemon juice). Place on tray
and dry 4-10 hours at 135° until crisp.
Slice un-peeled oranges into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.
Dry 6-15 hours at 135° until crisp. Rind easily separates from orange
meat for snacking or powder rind or meat for natural sugar or spice flavoring.
|Honey & Banana Chips
Simply slice bananas 1/8 to 1/4 thick. Place on
trays and dry 8-20 hours at 135° until chewy. The greener the banana
the crisper the chip: the riper the sweeter. They’re delicious plain and
natural. (Option: Dip slices into 1/4 cup honey mixed with 1/4 cup lemon
juice. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. This option
will double the drying time).
|Cinnamon Apple Rings & Sugar
Slice apples into rings 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick.
(Optional: sprinkle to taste with cinnamon and/or sugar). Dry 4-10 hours
at 135° until leathery to crisp. (Option: for whiter apple rings, drop
slices into 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Pat dry before drying).
Natural sugar: Powder dried apples in blender. Sprinkle
on cereal, toast, ice cream, etc.