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Old 08-18-2011, 03:44 PM
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I have been drying a lot of apples. Granny Smith have been my favorite so far. They are too tart, in my opinion, normally. But when they are dried they are the best I have found so far. The tart + sweet being condensed works well. Others have been too sweet.

Right now the apples are going for $0.50/lb (during winter and spring they are running more like $0.78-$1.00+, and they come from farther away) and I was thinking about drying more than normal and packing the extras away in vacuum sealed bags.

I am wondering what the shelf-life for these would be. I imagine I will end up with less than a years worth, definitely less than 2 years. I know dried apples have a decent shelf life on their own. I am curious about shelf life in a vacuum sealed package. These would be stored below normal room temperature in the basement.

Anyone have any thoughtful opinions?
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At least a year. Try sprinkling some cinnamon on them when you put them in the dehydrator--tastes wonderful!
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At least a year. Try sprinkling some cinnamon on them when you put them in the dehydrator--tastes wonderful!
I might put cinnamon on some for others, but I don't really care for it. They taste wonderful au naturel
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If you can store the dried apples in a cooler area, that is always better. I have had dried apples in mylar with 02 absorbers for about a year and we had no problems. The kids pulled them out when we were rotating food and ate them up.
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Got some 3 years plus and still good.
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If they're dry enough to resist mold, and you can keep them dry in storage, they last well for years. Over time they will lose a little flavor, but I've had them last for many years before that was even noticeable. Then I just used them to make apple pie and it turned out great.
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Easily a year. If you can get them to last that long. Around my house they go like potato chips.
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