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Dehydrating Star Fruit on a dehydrator drying tray

Dehydrated Star Fruit

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
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.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 14 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 8 medium to large Star Fruit carambola
  • water
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Instructions 

  • Wash the star fruit to remove any dirt.
  • Slice the star fruit in ¼ slices.
  • Place the sliced star fruit pieces on a dehydrator tray. Do not let the fruit slices overlap or touch or they will stick together as they dry.
  • 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.
  • Dehydrate the star fruit until all of the pieces are completely dry to the touch. The fruit will be slightly bendable when done.
  • Completely cool the dried star fruit slices before storing the dehydrated star fruit in an airtight container. 
  • Conditioning the dehydrated star fruit is recommended.
  • Store the dried star fruit pieces in an air tight container or glass mason jar.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Drying times will vary: 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 ¼ inch thick star fruit slices. If using a dehydrator set to 135 F. degrees it will take 5 to 12 hours. 
  • 7 to 8 medium-size star fruits will yield about 1 quart of dehydrated star fruit slices.
  • Serving size: ¼ cup of dried start fruit pieces.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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