Today I finally got around to starting my blog...and about time too!
|Kumquats and apples in the dehydrator.|
|Pink lady apples.|
|Mandolin used to slice apple thinly.|
|Kumquats sliced and placed on dehydrator rack.|
|Apple slices on the rack ready to be dried.|
The apples were the first to be ready as the kumquats have a higher juice content so they take longer. You will find this with different fruits that they will vary in drying times. I took the apples out of the dehydrator and placed them on a paper towel to cool before putting them into an airtight container. I then did the same with the kumquats once they were ready. You need to let the fruit cool so that they don't sweat and go soggy. The dried fruit can last for about two weeks if kept in an airtight container or plastic bag as long as you get most of the air out to keep them fresh. They only lasted us two days before they were all eaten!
|Dried apple resting on a paper towel.|
|Dried kumquats resting on a paper towel.|