Dehydrating FruitsOctober 11, 2018
There are many ways to preserve fruits, including canning and freezing. But did you ever think of dehydrating them? This is a low-cost way to preserve your produce without worrying about botulism (a deadly bacteria) and saving freezer space.
How to dry your fruit-
• Make sure it is ripe
• Wash under cold water
• Remove any blemishes, pits, or stems
• Cut and slice evenly
• Remove skins (optional)
• Soak in lemon juice and water for 10 minutes, drain and blot dry
1. Preheat oven to 130-160 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet
3. Arrange fruit in a single layer, do not allow fruit to touch
4. Top with a silicone pan liner to keep fruit from curling
5. Rotate pan every 2 hours
• Plums, Pears, Peaches, Bananas, Apples: 6 hours
• Grapes, Citrus: 8-10 hours
• Cherries, Strawberries, Apricots: 12 hours
When done, place fruit in an open container, leaving it open for 4-5 days, so that the remaining moisture can evaporate. Shake the container at least once a day to move the fruit around. After 5 days, seal the container and fruit can be stored up to 10 months.
Have you ever dehydrated fruit? Or any other food? Are you going to try?
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