Apple Rings


4 apples
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp water
Sturdy thread or twine

With the help of an adult, core and slice apples into rings about 1/8" thick. Mix the lemon juice and water in a shallow dish. To prevent discoloring, dip each ring into the lemon-water mixture. String fruit through center of each ring and hang in a dry, warm place. The rings will take about two weeks to dry. When dry, the rings will have a chewy texture. Drying apples helps to preserve their sweetness and nutrients. These make a healthy snack for school and other activities.