Uses for insipid dried apples?
I buy dried apricots that are really soft, moist and delicious, so I thought the apples from the same store would be the same quality. Wrong. Bland, flavorless rings that taste like what I imagine eating styrofoam would be like.
I hate to waste food, so is there something else I could use them in? When I did a search on the boards, the dried apple threads were about making them, rather than using them. I don't like fried apple pies, but the only other thing I can think of is to chop them and add to a pilaf. Maybe rehydration will improve their taste, but it seems like they were flavorless to begin with, since drying should concentrate their flavor.
They were probably mealy or bland to begin with, I agree. That's probably why they were dried rather than sold fresh or otherwise processed. You could also throw them in with good apples when making applesauce. If you chop them all up first, after everything cooks down you should have chunks (the rehydrated bits) in apple puree.