How to Rehydrate Dried Apple Slices

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People usually buy or make dried apples for a snack. They are beneficial because they have a long shelf life and do not go bad like the flesh of a fresh apple. However, you can also rehydrate your dried apples to make pies and cobblers when fresh apples are not in season, according to the SeasonalChef website. Luckily, reconstituting dried apples is an easy process--you will be able to bake apple pie even when you cannot get fresh fruit at your local market.

Things You'll Need

  • Dried apples
  • Apple juice or fruit liquor
  • Bowl
  • Remove bad or rotten pieces from your batch of dried apples and discard. Cut up the fruit to the correct size for your recipe.

  • Put the apple pieces in a bowl.

  • Heat the apple juice or liquor in a pot until it is warm, but not boiling. The amount will depend on how many apple slices you use. A basic rule of thumb is to use 1 cup for every 1 cup of apple slices.

  • Pour enough of the liquid into the bowl to just cover the dried apple pieces.

  • Allow fruit to sit for one hour before removing it from the liquid bath,

Tips & Warnings

  • The use of fruit liquor will give your reconstituted apples a more intense flavor that may affect the taste of your cobbler. Always select a liquor conducive to your palate.
  • Homemade dried fruit is typically drier than commercially bought products and may need some extra time to fully rehydrate.

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