February 13, 2016 8:18am CST
Did you know that when you slice across an apple you find a five pointed star in the middle? I have a dehydrator, and I got some apples at a really good price at the grocery store. They sell bags of less than perfect produce for 99 cents. I had about a dozen apples that I needed to use up so I made apple rings. They turned out really good. They make a good snack, will be tasty in granola as well. I have jars of peppers I dried year before last that I can add to soups. Later this week I will make some jerky, as I got fajita sliced beef for 40% off. Maybe I am seeing dollar signs, not stars.
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• Marion, Kansas
14 Feb 16
I only dipped them in a lemon solution and they are dried like a chip and taste very "apple-y".You can buy apple chips for about $2 a bag, usually sweetened and very thin. If you can set your oven to 150 you can use it like a dehydrator.
• United States
13 Feb 16
Oh I love our dehydrator. Hubby made some venison jerky last year. He used a boxed mix and it was way too salty. He plans on making more, but will use a recipe that doesn't use as much salt. I make dehydrated apples quite a bit. They are so good. I toss them in a container and keep them in my car to snack on. Haven't tried other fruits or vegetables. Perhaps this year when we have a garden I will try more vegetables. Maybe some blueberries when I go picking.
• Marion, Kansas
15 Feb 16
@jillybean1222 There are all kinds of recipes online. I will make mine slightly sweet and hot, this time. Pretty standard recipes call for Soy sauce, worstchestershire sauce, liquid smoke and then spices that you like. Black pepper and garlic are in this one. I put some honey and balsamic vinegar and some hot sauce this time.