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History Cookbook: Dried Apples

This recipe is in categories Tudors, Healthy eating, Picnic, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (226 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Very easy.
Preparation Time: 30 mins and then drying time of several days.
Cooking Time: None
Number of servings: Between 6-9 rings per apple
Serving suggestions: Try dipping in honey, this is especially good when spiced with cinnamon.
This is a vegetarian recipe

Dried apple rings were popular in the 16th century, as a way of storing fruit to last for the winter. Dried fruit could be soaked and used in puddings and sauces as needed.

These keep very well and still make a nice healthy snack.
  • 3-4 apples
  • string and pegs (can be easier than tying knots)
  • honey to serve (if you want a vegan version try serving with maple syrup.)
  • Plate
  • Strings and pegs
  • Sharp knife
  • Peeler
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Peel your apples and core them
  2. Slice the apples thinly, approx 1/2 cm or less
  3. Thread the apples onto the string, either using pegs to space them or by tying. (The rings should not touch each other or they won't dry well)
  4. Hang in a sunny spot, inside a window is perfect 
  5. Leave until the rings are dry to the touch but still slightly springy when squeezed
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Name: Chizoba 27th February 2016
My teacher gave me a A+
Name: Koni Wyatt 23rd October 2014
this is a great recipe for tudor projects
Name: Rebecca Hammett 2nd December 2012
Yum - a nice easy to follow recipe and delicious apples! We enjoyed preparing these.
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