How to Dry Apples in Microwaves

Written by rachel asher
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A single apple contains 10 per cent to 15 per cent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and fibre, two essential nutrients for a healthy diet. While apples are available in the supermarket year-round, they're at their peak in autumn. By drying your favourite apple varieties in the microwave, either off the tree or from the produce bin, you can preserve a fair portion of their vitamin C content and all of the fibre. Drying apples in the microwave is very convenient: It is very quick, and you won't have to purchase a food dehydrator.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Apple
  • Sharp knife
  • Paper towels
  • Microwave-safe tray

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  1. 1

    Wash the apple and dry it. Slice it as thinly as possible with a sharp knife.

  2. 2

    Lay the apple slices out on a paper towel, then cover with another paper towel. Let the paper towels absorb the excess liquid from the apples.

  3. 3

    Lay the apple slices on a microwave-safe tray. Place the tray in the microwave.

  4. 4

    Set the microwave to defrost, or 30 per cent power. Cook the apple slices at this setting for 10 minutes. Transfer the cooked slices to a plastic container, and leave it open overnight. The next day, seal the container and store.

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