Today I came home from an amazing vacation with my husband and I immediately felt the urge to make some healthy snacks! I remembered we received a dehydrator as a wedding gift and was quickly struck with so many ideas! I ended up preparing apples and strawberries for my first time using my dehydrator.
Now since I have never done this before I got all my instructions from the internet and some from the instruction packet that came with my dehydrator so I don’t know exactly how they will turn out. As I am typing this up the dehydrator is working it’s magic and filling my house with the aromas of strawberries and cinnamon apples 🙂
I just went to the store and bought strawberries, juice, and apples. I read online that fruits that turn brown such as apples need to be soaked in an acidic juice like lemon, lime, orange or pineapple. When I went to the store I was super excited to find pineapple orange juice! Yay!
Before you eat fruits you should always wash them. I found a mixture online that calls for 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 3 cups water that washes fruits clear or pesticides, dirt and grime! sometimes I even dump a little bit of baking soda in there for an extra kick.
For the 2 apples I peeled one and left one with the skin on. I don’t have a apple corer so they didn’t turn out the prettiest but thats okay, when they dehydrate and shrink up I don’t think you will be able to tell. So I sliced and cut up the apples them soaked them in the orange pineapple juice.
In the dehydrator they go!
I can’t wait for them to be done! I have read they can take anywhere from 4-12 hours! Uhhh….thats an awfully big time difference…. so I guess I will just see how they look after 4 hours and then go from there.
I’l be sure to do a follow up post on how they turned out!
Have you ever used a dehydrator? What did you dehydrate and how did they turn out? I would love to hear all about it! Make sure to comment below!