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3 Great Recipes for Using Dehydrated Apples From Your Food Storage

dried applesCooking with your food storage is a good habit to get into now!  It is best to store what you eat and practice cooking with dehydrated foods.  Dehydrated apples are a valuable resource for your food storage and will last for a very long time when stored properly.

Pioneer women would dry their sliced apples on sheets out in the sun.  They were sometimes dried on the roof of their homes or laid out on make shift tables.  Even during tough economic times, a pioneer woman usually had dehydrated apples in her pantry.

Today, we have many options for having dehydrated apples.  We can use one of the many electrical food dehydrators, lay them outside (covered with cheese cloth or netting to keep bugs off of apple slices), or we can purchase apples already dehydrated for food storage.

 Natural Apple Butter

1 pound of dehydrate dried apples
½ Gallon of Apple Juice
¼ Tsp. Ground Cloves
2 Tsp. Ground Allspice
4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon


  • In a stock pot, mix together, dried apples, apple juice, cloves, allspice and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Allow mixture to cool for 20 minutes, and then place into a blender.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • Place into jar and refrigerate before serving.

Apple Pie

1 Tbs. Apple Pie Spice
4 Tbs. Corn Starch or Arrow Root
6 Cups Dehydrated Apple Slices
1 Cup Sugar
1 Prepared Pie Crust


  • Cover dehydrated apples with boiling water and let apples sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients to apple mixture while apples are still hot.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.

Apple Cake

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Applesauce
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Dehydrated Apple Slices Chopped

Topping for Bread

1 Tsp. Sugar & 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon mixed together


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease one bread pan.
  • In bowl mix butter, brown sugar, eggs until creamed.
  • Add applesauce with 1 Tsp. of cinnamon.
  • Mix dry ingredients together then add to the butter & sugar mixture.  Do not over mix together, only until moistened.  Fold in dried apple pieces gently.
  • Pour this prepared mixture into prepared bread pan.
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon topping over the batter.
  • Bake about one hour.  Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool bread in pan for 15 minutes prior to removing from pan.

Try some new recipes using your food storage.  Do you have a good recipe using dehydrated apples?  Please share with us below!

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4 Comments on "3 Great Recipes for Using Dehydrated Apples From Your Food Storage"

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  1. Chris Watson says:

    Do you use spices when you dehydrate your apples?

    • prepnky says:

      Sometimes I sprinkle cinn/sugar mixture on them before I dehydrate but you don’t have to.

  2. prepnky says:

    My Granny and I love to use these dehydrated apples to make “fried apple pies”.  Yes, I’m from the south! 😉

  3. Mikki says:

    I sometimes coat mine in cinnamon and a bit of sugar before dehydrating. Great taste!

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