“I remember helping my Grandma Josephine when she dried the apples. She would spread a white sheet on the tin roof of the pack house. We’d spread the apple slices in a single layer. There they would stay baking in the heat of the sun. Later, the sheet would be gathered with the apple slices inside and kept indoors until the next day. Then, off we’d go again, up the ladder to the top of the tin roof, spreading our slices, and waiting for the sun to do its job. This went on for several days until the apple slices were the perfect dryness. Then, Grandma stored them for the winter. She made the best dried apple pies with a made from scratch crust and fried apple turnovers, mmmm! Nothing ever tasted so good!”
—Kimberly Rodriguez – 2018
My apple drying is over for this year, but I looked through the Blind Pig and The Acorn archives and discovered I’ve written about drying apples, as well as the best recipe to make with those dried apples over the years I’ve been blogging.
Ken Roper’s surgery will be today. They’re expecting to do at least three bypasses. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. A big thank you to those who sent cards and/or called him. He said the calls and cards made him feel a whole lot better!