Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dehydrating Apples On A Wood-Stove


When we bought boxes and boxes of apples we liked to dry some on our wood-stove. If we were cooking something and the stove needed to be really hot we'd take the apples off and then put them back on the wood-stove when we were done. 

How to do it:

Core, peel, and slice apples. (we did this with a hand-cranked gadget) Coat the apple slices with lemon juice if you don't want them to brown. Arrange the apple slices on cookie sheets. Then lay some stainless steel table knives on your wood-stove. Although nothing seemed to happen to our knives, you might not want to use your best silverware. Place the baking sheets on the knives and let the apples dry! Turn the apples once in a while, maybe 2-3 times total. On a side note; you might not want to dry your apples directly over the fire-box, as that might be too hot. Have fun!

5 comments:

  1. One time I tried to dry apples in our backyard on a big flat stone...it didn't work. Haha it was kinda silly, but it was fun!

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    1. I know what it's like trying stuff like that! It's fun, but doesn't always work. :) When we were little we dried apples in front of heat vents in the winter, that actually did work! :)

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  2. We have a wood stove! I'd like to try this. How long does it usually take? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I'd like to feature this tomorrow at Tuesdays with a Twist!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It takes around 24 hours but could be shorter depending on how warm your stove is at the time. If the stove dies out in the middle of the night it shouldn't be a problem - just start it again in the morning.
      If you do feature this...thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

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