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: