The Paul Revere House  
A Colonial Snack: Dried Apples

Although Paul Revere is most famous for his ride to Lexington, he also made several longer rides to New York and Philadelphia. On these rides, Revere undoubtedly carried snacks in his saddlebags. You can make one of the snacks Revere may have enjoyed on the road.

What you need: peeler, apple corer, sharp knife, string cut into 18-inch lengths, apples.

  1. Peel the apples.
  2. To remove the cores and seeds, use a corer or sharp knife to cut a cylinder out of the center of the apple from the stem end to the bottom.
  3. Slice the apples into rings 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Run a string through the rings. Leave space between the slices so that all surfaces of each ring are exposed to the air.
  5. Hang the apples in a cool dry place.
  6. Once the apples have become wrinkled and dried, usually in a few weeks, you can take them down and eat them! Store extras in a covered container out of direct sunlight.


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