Sunday, October 21, 2007

RECIPE ~ Apple Rings

If you happen to have a big bagful of apples this autumn like I did, slice them up to make sweet, healthy, crispy snacks! Alternately, cube them to end up with raisin-like dried apple bits (which are delicious in cereal, oatmeal, or cookie or muffin recipes).

Sweet red apples

Heat oven to 150F (70C) -- basically the first notch on the dial, the lowest heat. Wash and core the apples (I used a vegetable peeler to cut and scoop out the core). Cut into slices about 1/2 cm thick. Spread in one layer on a large cookie sheet and dry in the oven for about 2-4 hours (less time for soft dried apple rings, more time for dry crispy rings). Halfway through baking time, flip the apples and turn the pan for even heat.

4 apples dried into rings fills a sandwich-sized ziplock bag. Store refrigerated in an closed container, or leave out to continue drying if consumed within a few days.

VATAS generally Vatas should avoid dry fruit, so opt for under-drying these apple rings (2 hrs) to keep them chewy and just a little bit juicy
PITTAS a great pitta treat
KAPHAS a great kapha treat


mel said...

The recipe says to bake at 150. Is that F or C?

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

That would be 150F or 70C -- I'll update this info in the recipe! : )