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I think I'm a dehydrator moron

DonnaG | Sep 24, 2008 11:00 AM

My brand new NESCO dehydrator came with very little in the way of directions. I had good luck with dehydrating some tomatoes. A really terrible batch of dried blueberries. Today I'm trying fruit leather, and I think it's looking pretty gross so far. Can you tell me what i did wrong? I sliced up some apples. Cooked them a little bit to soften them. Ran them through my food mill. Added a little bit of cinnamon and honey, and put them in the machine. But honestly? It's looking like dried up applesauce (which is essentially what it is.) How do you get that more opaque looking fruit leather? Should I have used juice? Not the apples itself?

And do you have any reliable tips for a dehydrator-newbie? I could sure use some pointers. Sigh.

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