We made a start on all the fruit we brought back from our little trip. I made this batch of Apricot and nectarine jam. I think it turned out a lovely colour and tastes fine too.
While I stirred jam in the kitchen DH sat out in the shade cutting apricots in half and filling the dehydrator. We've had that thing for many years but it has been a few since last we actually used it.
As you can tell it has 4 trays and holds quite a lot of fruit.
At this moment it has been 9 1/2 hours that they've been drying but they are still very moist. Worse yet is the fact that they get more and more tart as they dry. I had not expected this to happen. I know I'll be able to use them ( I now plan on freezing them when they cool off) but had hoped they would be a nice snack. WAY too sour, I'm afraid.
Guess I'll stick to drying apples. I've never had a problem with apples at least.
Luckily apples aren't ready just yet because we have our hands full right now.
Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow....and the next day....and maybe even the next......