Monday, June 4, 2012

Oven Dried Strawberries

I have become quite adept at picking out fruit that is still good from the day old or discount section of the grocery store.  I get fruit from there then cut it up and freeze it or use it quickly for juicing (hey, juicing is another good idea for a future post).  For half price!  I get a rush when I get blackberries for a deal this way.  Last time I picked up 2 lbs of strawberries, but we already had plenty of frozen strawberries.  Wanting to try something new, I decided we should dehydrate them.  We don't have a dehydrater, so this is an in the oven method.

Oven Dried Strawberries

1. Quarter strawberries.  Spread out on a baking sheet.
2. Dry in oven at 210° F for 3 hours.  Leave oven door slightly ajar for the last hour.

They're not much to look at, but they taste amazing!

Soon after making these we went with a group of friends on a 24 km biking trail, and (along with other food) these were such a fantastic snack to bring because they are easy to eat on the go and share around.  Everyone agreed they are tasty.  These dried strawberries are chewy and sweet with a strong strawberry flavour.  Dried fruit of all kinds pack a big punch in a little package as well being high in fibre and nutrient dense.  I love to snack on these.

Have you ever dried your own fruit?

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  1. We have dried, bananas, apple and beef jerky. I never thought to dry strawberries. Good idea as now is strawberry season by us.

  2. I have tried apple chips. I do not own a dehydrator either and the fruit still came out delicious. I can't wait to try the strawberries for my hubby and son.