What do you do with all those Fall apples? Get a food dehydrator and make these sweet and sour flavored apple snacks your kids will love to eat!
We made these to go along with my daughter’s birthday theme colors pink, orange, and blue!
How do you make them? Well, I’m glad you asked!
We used our apple/peeler/corer/slicer thing-a-ma-jig (sometimes they work well, sometimes they don’t) to peel and slice the Granny Smith apples. Any hard apple will work, the sourer the better! I put them in a large bowl.
We then heated 1 1/2 cups of water to boiling and dissolved 1 small package of Jell-O gelatin (Strawberry flavored for the red) in it. I poured this over the apple slices in the bowl.
Soak the apple slices in the Jell-O for at least 20 minutes, folding them over on themselves so that they all get covered.
Lay out paper towels on a cookie sheet, place apples slices on them and pat the apple slices to take off the excess Jell-O.
Place the apple slices on dehydrator trays and follow the directions of your dehydrator. Ours was set at 125 degrees F and had to be dried for about 10 to 12 hours.
Here are some pictures:
Before the Strawberry Apple Slices were dehydrated.
After they were dehydrated.
(I don’t have a picture of the orange ones because it was in the middle of the night and pictures just don’t turn out well at night.)
This is a picture of the Blueberry Apple Slices after they were dehydrated. It was my first try at them. Next time I’ll let them soak longer in the Jell-O as they turned out more green than blue. Though they really had a blueberry flavor.
Everyone at the party loved them! We have a hard time keeping them in the house. Try some with your dehydrator or in your oven with apples from your tree or from the store when they go on sale.
What do you do with your Fall apples?