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can you dry apples in a slow cooker?

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thewhistler Sun 23-Sep-12 08:44:42

That's it, really. I've never dried apples before but like them and we have a glut. But I don't want to leave the own on all day but am happy to do so with the slow cooker.

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 23-Sep-12 10:10:47

It might work if you can arrange the apple slices on racks and leave the top of the slow-cooker open a little to let the steam out.

thewhistler Tue 25-Sep-12 00:04:19

I was wondering if grease proof paper layers with holes in it would work. But I think its the oven for me.

Or else chutney and blackberry and apple jam.

HolofernesesHead Tue 25-Sep-12 07:32:08

I've heard that you can dry apples in the oven, on the lowest possible heat for the longest possible time, maybe IIRC with the oven door slightly open. Worth checking out a proper method for oven drying!

multipoodles Tue 25-Sep-12 11:13:24

I can't see this working as the slow cooker is a very moist atmosphere, to dry apples I think you need a very low temperature in the oven possible either all day or all night. I'd probably put them in all night.

thewhistler Wed 26-Sep-12 19:02:45

Good idea for overnight. I'll try that

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