3 Must-Try Dried-Fruit Recipes in April


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Are you looking for the food dehydrator recipes? This is the 3 must-try dehydrator recipes and resources! Whether you are a beginner or experienced at dehydrating, this list is for you!

Caramel green apple chips

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Ingredients

  • 2 apples

  • Caramel

  • A dehydrator

Instructions

  1. Slice green apples into thin slices. As thin as you can make them.

  2. Using a pastry brush- brush a small amount of caramel on each apple slice.

  3. Dehydrate in your dehydrator for 14 hours or until your desired crispiness is achieved.

  4. Enjoy your dehydrated apples whenever you need a healthy snack on the go!

Tangy banana chips

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Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 hands of bananas

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • A dehydrator

Instructions

  1. Get started by pouring the lemon juice into a shallow casserole pan.

  2. Peel all of the bananas use a serrated knife, slice bananas lengthwise.

  3. Place slices into the lemon juice which prevents them from turning that unappetizing shade of brown.

  4. Fill your dehydrator trays, placing the bananas close together but not touching.

  5. Turn the dehydrator on to 135 degrees and go about your day. Check the bananas after about six hours but this varies depending upon the thickness of the banana slices.

  6. Enjoy your dehydrated bananas whenever you need a healthy snack on the go!

Dehydrated pear chips

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Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 pears

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • A dehydrator

Instructions

  1. Core and peel the pears and slice into section of equal thickness.

  2. Dip the sliced pears in 1/2 cup lemon juice with 4 quarts of water in a nonreactive container.

  3. Load the pears on a mesh sheet in the dehydrator, making sure to allow space between the pears for good air flow.

  4. Dry at 135 ºF/57 ºC overnight or until fruit is dry and leatherlike. Depending on the moisture and sugar content (sweeter fruits dry more slowly because the sugar bonds to the water), dehydrating pears should take between 10 to 24 hours.

  5. Make sure your dehydrated pears are dry enough and enjoy your pear candy.

Suggestion

For long term storage, you can vacuum seal the dehydrated food in mason jars and keep them in the pantry for 2-3 years. For short term storage, a plastic storage bag or other container will work fine. Just keep in mind that any container that lets air in (like plastic bags) will also let moisture in and decrease shelf life.

Dehydrating is a fun, cost-effective and easy way to prepare fresh foods for storage or for snacking right away. To ensure the best results, it’s wise to know the essential tips before you start using your food dehydrator .

Dehydrated foods not only retain their vitamin and mineral content, but they also have a shelf life that extends for decades.
Hope you enjoy your dehydrating time!

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