The other day when I posted It’s Apple Cider Season, Folkwoman asked:
I’m wondering – if you seed the apples, would the remaining stuff make a good applesauce once you’ve strained it for cider? Do you ever do anything with it?
I did not throw the scraps away after I strained the juice. I could use them for something! I put them in the fridge until I thought on it. I was too excited to drink a Hot Caramel Cider that night.
The pulp was quite dry, I squeezed the bejeezers out of it in the muslin. I don’t think that could be used for applesauce whatsoever.
What I did though was put it through my Foley Mill to separate the good from the bad. There wasn’t much there so I didn’t pull out my electric juicer with all the parts.
Good, strained stuff separate from the junk (apple peels and seeds, orange peels and seeds). Then it was heading for the Excalibur. I’m using the dehydrated junk stuff for potpourri filler.
For the good stuff, I rolled it thin in between pieces of wax paper.
Then dehydrated it. Not exactly sure how long it was in the Excalibur, I had apples and oranges drying at the same time and it was done long before either of those.
When it came out of the dehydrator, it reminded me of handmade paper–thin and papery.
Then I put it through the spice grinder.
Now I have apple cider powder–to add to my Instant Oatmeal!
Cindy blogs at Our Life Simplified.
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