Drying Fruit

Drying fruit is an excellent way to feed your family healthy snacks that you can spend time together creating, that won’t leave a big hole in your wallet!

Arguably there is one big upfront cost associated with drying fruits, and that is the cost of buying a good dehydrator. You can opt to save a little money though and pick up a reasonable dehydrator for around 50$, see: Nesco SNACKMASTER EXPRESS DEHYDRATOR. There are also options in the $200 range that provide an incredible quality product and long-lasting warranty. The Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator is what we use for dehydrating, and with 9 trays it provides more than enough room for even the most stringent dehydrating tasks!

Once you’ve got your hardware you’ll be free to create a virtually endless amount of dried fruit snacks and leathers.

We’re going to list out the different types here and continue to update the article as we experiment:

3 Responses to Drying Fruit

  1. diana says:

    Is there any particular way to simply dry fruit w out purchasing “tools”?

    • Dono says:

      Absolutely Diana.
      I’m going to post something soon about a solar dehydrator, it’s not super easy to set up though. There are lots of ways though..I mean honestly event a sheet laid out on some concrete in the sun can do the trick for some types of fruits.
      What are you mostly trying to dry?

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