Well, dehydrated that is. Mike's Grandma generously gave us a food dehydrator in fabulous condition and we've been eager to try it out. We had access to some delicious Gravenstein apples from a friend's backyard and being as I've been pumped up from my previous day of freezing corn and canning peaches I thought I'd give the dehydrator a go tonight. Four years ago as a wedding present we had received a beautiful, bright red Williams-Sonoma apple peeler/corer/slicer which tonight took on a fortuitous gleam (having been only allowed to peel, core and slice two apples in it's lifetime). I thrilled to be able to crank the handle and watch in a few seconds what would have otherwise taken me literally several minutes to do. Mike joined me and I found myself quickly demoted to placing apple rings on the tray while he mastered the art of peeling/coring/slicing (while stating, "Just one more..."). We plugged it into the garage since I expected the dehydrator to be an extremely loud, noisy thing (as childhood experience relates) but it ended up being so quiet I could hardly even tell it was on! Definitely unlike what I remember, which was so loud it was turned off at night so we could sleep and restarted in the morning! Mike and I are eager to see how our first batch turns out and then branch out to try other things- I remember dried pears and fruit leather being my favorites!! Since our sweet girl is allergic to all things citrus including citric acid, I pretreated the apples in salt water so hopefully they won't turn terribly brown. As long as they taste good I'll be satisfied!!