How To Dehydrate Strawberries
Recipe type: Dehydrator, Preserving Food
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Serves: 1 pint
Strawberries that are dried in the dehydrator or in the oven.
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries
  1. Wash the strawberries. Dry them with a paper towel.
  2. Remove the hull with a small paring knife.
  3. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place on dehydrator rack that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Turn on dehydrator. Strawberries take about 12 hours to dehydrate. I rotate my racks several times throughout the drying time.
  5. When the strawberries are no longer moist to the touch and feel leathery they are done. Cool.
  6. Place strawberries in a plastic bag and freeze for 48 hours.
  7. Place strawberries in a glass jar. Shake a couple of times a day for 7 days.
  8. Place in an airtight container and store in a dry, dark place until ready to use.
  9. Oven method:
  10. The steps are all the same except instead of placing on the dehydrator racks, you put the strawberries on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Turn oven to lowest setting or 140 degrees. Prop the door open slightly to allow for air flow. Turn the strawberries over once at about 5 - 6 hours. They will take overnight to dry completely. Follow the steps above to finish.
If you'd like the strawberries a little sweeter you can sprinkle with a little sugar before drying them.
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