Holiday Garland

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 12 hr 30 min
  • Servings 1


bright-red small apples (such as Rome Beauty or Red Rome)
Lemon juice or lemon-lime soda pop
Wire racks
Waxed paper
Spray varnish, if desired
Hot-glue gun with glue sticks
About 1 pound mixed nuts in shells
cinnamon sticks, 3 1/2 inches long (about 1 1/2 one-ounce jars)
whole bay leaves (about one 0.18-ounce jar)
Purchased garland, about 6 feet long


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 200º. Cut apples lengthwise from stem end through core into 1/4-inch slices. Dip apples into lemon juice to prevent browning; place on wire racks. Carefully place wire racks on oven rack. Bake 3 1/2 hours. Turn off oven; leave apples in oven 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Remove wire racks from oven. Place dried apples on waxed paper. Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions. Glue dried apples, nuts, cinnamon and bay leaves to garland, using glue gun. Let dry.



Expert Tips

To add your own personal touch, you may like to use one of these garland suggestions: • String colored holiday dried pasta to use as a simple garland or to intertwine in purchased green garland. • String or tie purchased wrapped candies, using brightly colored cording and intertwine in garland. Candy canes, lollipops and foil-wrapped candies are especially fun choices if you have kids around. • Tie jingle bells on prestrung beads, using tiny ribbons.

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