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Decorative Dried Apple Slices…

November 13, 2010
Had a super productive day today… more on that in the next post… this post is about decorative apple slices for Christmas!.. there are many uses for these things… purely as decoration in a bowl… in a wreath… in the Christmas tree… as a garland… in mulling spice… ย tied together with some ribbon and attached to a brown paper wrapped present… you get the point!.. I made these today with the intention of adding them to some mulling spice that I want to make to simmer on the stove to put a nice Christmassy smell throughout the house… the spice I bough for that at the Millarville Christmas Market is getting low!..
We bought apples last grocery day… and I don’t really like them… so I sliced them and dropped them into a bowl of lemon juice and some salt…

 

I stirred them around a bit while I was working away at cutting up the apples… making the spice to go onto them… and getting the pan lined with parchment paper…

 

I just love the star pattern when the apples are sliced… ๐Ÿ™‚ its just so Christmassy!..

 

While the apples are soaking in the lemon juice and salt I mixed up some spice to sprinkle onto the apple slices… ground cinnamon, ground cloves and some allspice!.. It smelled soo good in the house all day with these drying in the oven!..

 

Then it was time for the apples to come out of the lemon/salt mixture… I lightly dried them off and then it was spice sprinkle time… I pulled out my handy metal sieve and with a few taps they were sprinkled nicely!.. ย it takes a few taps to get used to how lightly you should tap to get just the right amount of spice!.. I suggest a few practice taps on a paper towel!..

 

tap, tap, tap… tap, tap, tap…

 

Then onto a baking pan lined with parchment… and the oven had been preheated to 200 degrees… I let these cook away for 6 hours… every hour or so I pulled the pan out and flipped all of the slices and put them back in to keep drying…

 

Here they are just tossed in a bowl until I decide exactly what to use them for… I was going to put them into some simmering spice… but I think I might have to save a few of the pretty ones to go into my indoor stair rail garland!.. ย I have a few more of those apples that I don’t really like so I think I’ll use the rest of them up tomorrow and make another couple batches!..

 

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  • Aledia November 15, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Wonderful! I always wondered how to make my own and now I know! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You for sharing and have a blessed day!

  • Melanie November 18, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Those are so pretty, just sitting in the bowl! Thanks for sharing.

  • The Inspired Nest November 19, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I always wanted to do it but now I know how!
    Lacy

  • Shelia November 19, 2010 at 2:16 am

    What a wonderful tutorial telling us how to do this! Now I would like to do it to if I could just keep myself from eating all of the slices! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage November 19, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Oh I am so excited that you shared this!! What a fantastic idea for putting them on your stair garland- would be absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing this at my party- great tutorial too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • HOOTIN' ANNI November 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm, they look delicious. I’m drooling. I’m gonna try this, thanks so much for the tutorial.

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