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Dehydrating Liberty Apples

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:53 pm
by Leila
Has anyone dehydrated Liberty apples? This is the first year our tree has produced enough large apples to do anything with. In the past the bears have gotten to them first. I've chosen to oven dehydrate these. As our other varieties are ready I will also dehydrate them as well. Yesterday I used my mandolin to slice my apples which was way too thin. Today I'm trying at least 1/2 inch thick. This is my first time trying to dehydrate in the oven. What kind of luck does anyone have with these apples verses other varieties.
Thank you for your comments

Re: Dehydrating Liberty Apples

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:57 pm
by appledude
My guess is that they turned out delicious. Please update us!

Re: Dehydrating Liberty Apples

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:06 pm
by Leila
To Appledude -
You are so right! They are absolutely delicious. They are a bit on the tart side for eating apples so when dried they turned out perfect. I received my L'Equip dehydrator shortly after my last post and I was able to use my mandolin rather than hand slicing. I just put another six trays on for dehydrating this morning. I appreciate the fact there is no scab or worms and we did not spray this year.

Re: Dehydrating Liberty Apples

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:09 pm
by appledude
You could drizzle on some sugar mixed with cinnamon powder if they were too sour or you wanted to experiment a little.

Sounds like you have it dialed in, though.

Re: Dehydrating Liberty Apples

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:55 pm
by Leila
appledude wrote:You could drizzle on some sugar mixed with cinnamon powder if they were too sour or you wanted to experiment a little.

Sounds like you have it dialed in, though.
Great idea, I actually didn't even think about putting anything on them. I will do that in the future. Now it's making cranberry juice. :-)