Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dried Cinnamon Apples & Honeydew Melon

Homemade dried fruit is an excellent snack to take with you anywhere.  The trouble with buying dried fruit is that it is often filled with added sugar and preservatives.  When you make your own, you know you are getting nothing but pure fruit.  Dried cinnamon apples and melon are excellent snacks and store well after they are dehydrated.  Use any fruit in season but keep in mind, the more juice in the fruit the longer they take to dehydrate (example:  grapes take 22 hours).  Thinly sliced fruit should only take 4-6 hours.  Enjoy!

Made using my Excalibur dehydrator

2 crisp apples, thinly sliced
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 honeydew melon, seeded and sliced thin

1. Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon
2. Spread fruit in an even layer on dehydrator trays.
3. Turn to 135F and let cook about 4 hours or until they are dried but pliable.  Let cool and store in an airtight container.  

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