It took†time for me to build up the enthusiasm to go to my kitchen and make todayís apple recipe. It's not that I'm getting bored with the challenge, but I am getting tired of washing dishes. With two apple bread recipes almost back-to-back, plus apple cookies and cupcakes, I was ready to make something that didnít require a lot of dishes.
Dried apple rings was the obvious solution. All you need for this recipe are apples, a cutting board, a sharp knife and lemons. You also need a bowl to soak the apples in, a measuring cup for the lemon juice and water, plus a baking sheet and wire rack for the oven.
OK, this recipe required a lot of dishes, too, but at least most of them could be loaded in the dishwasher. Itís my kidsí job to unload that!
DRIED APPLE RINGS
- 1 tablespoon citric acid or lemon juice
- Firm, unblemished apples, cored, peeled or unpeeled, and cut into thin rings
Add the apples, ensuring they are completely submerged. Leave to sit for 5 minutes. Do this in batches.
Arrange the apple slices on racks and place in the oven, using a skewer to hold the door ajar. At 170 degrees, they will be read (quite chewy) within two hours.
Recipe adapted from countryliving.co.uk†