How To Dehydrate Strawberries
How to dehydrate sliced strawberries so you can enjoy them as a dried fruit snack or use the dried strawberries to flavor your favorite recipes like cupcakes, frosting, oatmeal, and smoothies.
- 6 quarts fresh strawberries
- Wash the fresh strawberries and cut the caps off.
- Cut the strawberries into 1/4 inch thick slices.
- Arrange the strawberry slices on the trays of a food dehydrator. Leave about 1/4 inch of space between each of the strawberry slices. Do not allow the pieces of strawberry to touch.
- Place the lid on the dehydrator and turn it on. My dehydrator runs at one temperture. If the model you are using has an option to set the temperture follow the manufacturers instructions.
- Allow the dehydrator to run from 6 to 12 hours or until the strawberry slices are completly dry and no longer wet or sticky to the touch.
- Every couple of hours switch the trays by moving the top trays to the bottom which is closer to the hot air that is circulating from the bottom.
- Once the strawberry slices are completly dry turn off the dehydrator and allow the strawberry pieces to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.
Dehydrating Tip: If some of the thinner strawberry slices are dry before the thicker pieces you can remove them from the dehydrator to cool while the thicker piece continue to dry in the dehydrator.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 36
- Carbohydrates: 8.7g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Protein: 0.8g
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