Dried apples are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are easy to take on the go and provide a good amount of nutrition and fiber. Be sure if you are buying dried fruits that you are picking up organic un-sulfured type. There are many additional chemicals and additives that they like to add to dried fruit, make sure they are not in the ones you choose. Besides the obvious reasons of sulfur used as a preserving agent it also has a strong bitter taste that disrupts the flavor profile of any dried fruit.
Great places to pick up dried fruit at a great price are Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, if you are lucky your local farmers market may carry some dried fruits but you will have to look and see what is offered locally in your area. Every place is a bit different and has various availability.
Dried apples can be added to hot cereals, cold cereals, baked goods, desserts, muffins, breads, cookies and pies. Adding dried apples to muffins breads, and baked goods adds an additional ring of flavor. Other uses are on granola, compotes, parfaits and cereals both hot and cold and more.
Dried apples are super quick and a great inexpensive snack for children and adults. You can either cook them in the oven slow on a low heat level or dry naturally, sun dry, or use a dehydrator. You can be inventive adding different spices like cinnamon to the purified water prior to drying them to give the apples a spicy flavor. Have fun and create a healthy snack today!