I’m borrowing a dehydrator and vacuum seal from Billie-mom to prepare some dried fruit and veggies. This is a lot of work!
I haven’t done this before, so I got a half-dozen Braeburn apples to prepare. This dehydrator has a lot of trays, so even slicing thin I had more trays than apples. So I sliced up two more apples – Pink Lady this time. Still more room. Hmmm, what else can I toss in? One mango.
About ten hours later, I had some nicely dried fruit.
I did nothing special to prepare the fruit, other than washing and slicing them. I did take the peel off the mango. Freshly dried the color looks good and they taste great. That’s a lot of work though, to prepare a very small supply. Trader Joe’s dried fruit is looking rather attractive at the moment, but it is very satisfying to do my own.
Next up: homemade energy bars!