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Dehydrating Star Fruit on a dehydrator drying tray

Dehydrated Star Fruit

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 Hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dehydrator Recipes
  • Method: Drying
  • Cuisine: American


Dehydrated Star Fruit is an easy way to preserve fresh carambola fruit for a sweet snack. Star fruit chips can be enjoyed as a dried fruit snack. This tropical fruit has a short season and by dehydrating the fresh fruit you can enjoy star fruit all year long.



  • 8 medium to large Star Fruit (carambola)


  1. Place the sliced star fruit pieces on a dehydrator tray.
  2. Do not let the fruit slices overlap or touch or they will stick together as they dry.
  3. Fill all of the drying trays with the sliced star fruit. Stack the drying trays on top of the dehydrator base and place the lid on top of the last tray. Turn the dehydrator on. If using a dehydrator that has an adjustable temperature setting turn it onto 135 F.  When drying at 135 F. it will take between 5 to 12 hours to completely dehydrate star fruit slices.
  4. Dehydrate the star fruit until all of the pieces are completely dry to the touch. The fruit will be slightly bendable when done.
  5. In the dehydrator that I own which has a preset temperature of 165 F., it took 5 to 6 hours to completely dry 4 full trays of 1/4 inch thick star fruit slices.
  6. Completely cool the dried star fruit slices before storing the dehydrated star fruit in an airtight container. 
  7. Conditioning the dehydrated star fruit is recommended.
  8. 7 to 8 medium-size star fruits will yield about 1 quart of dehydrated star fruit slices.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 38
  • Carbohydrates: 8.3g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 1.3g

Keywords: Dehydrated Star Fruit, Star Fruit Recipes, Carambola Recipes, Drying Fruit, Dehydrating Star Fruit

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