Wash, peel, and core apples. Cut into rings or slices 1/8" to 1/4"
thick. Spread slices on tray or screen and place in direct sunlight,
moving as necessary to stay in the sun's path. To keep out insects,
lay a screen or nylon net over the apples. Turn the apple slices
occasionally to allow even drying. Bring trays indoors overnight.
Sun drying in the open air takes anywhere from 2-3 days, so plan to
dry apples when the weather forecast is for fair skies.
Place dried apple slices in a heavy-duty plastic bag, seal tightly,
and refrigerate for two days. Check again for dryness. If apple
slices show moisture when cut and squeezed, spread on trays and heat
in 150 degree oven for 30 minutes. Let cool.
Pack into freezer bags and freeze for 48 hours. Bags may then be
removed from freezer and stored in a cool, dry place or leave bags
in freezer, if desired.