How to dry apples

Katie from LHC,AZ posted Message 4468 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated September 12, 1999
Subject Re How do you dry apples

i usually use a red skinned apple, looks great.
Slice about 1/8 to 1/4" thick (try to be consistant, thickness will determine drying time) and put them in a dehydrator.
Don't have one, you say! Well, your pilot light works very well.
One other, 150 degree oven.

Any of these methods work, slow drying process is the key and no need to turn them, you what to do some curling, it gives them some personality.
Usually takes 24 to 48 hours (no matter how long, they will be pliable until they cool).
Super extra, what you don't use for crafting, you can eat. No preservatives necessary.

This method also applies to oranges, etc. (TIP before attempting to string finished product,
circle the center of each piece of fruit with hot glue and take care as the fruit will be
quite brittle.) Hope this helps.
Katie ^)

Marj posted Message 4465 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated September 12, 1999
Subject Re Dried Apple Wreath

Liddy, I make dried apple wreaths out of dried crab apples.
They are just small wreaths to hang on the Xmas tree or on the wall.
They are just strung on heavy coat thread and then a raffia bow tied to the front with a couple of dried slices glued to the bow.
I have also done these with larger apples too.
Or with larger dried apples you can glue them to a styrofoam wreath form so you can see the fronts of the apples.
Add a raffia bow and you're done.
I had posted all the different things that can be done with dried fruit here awhile back.
I'll see if it is still around.

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