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Drying Your Own Fruit Recipe

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Added: Thursday, July 7, 2005

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Cherry Pineapples
Drain canned sliced pineapples and maraschino cherries on paper towels. Place pineapples on trays with cherry in center of each. Dry 8-10 hours at 135° (off brand slices with smalled center hole work best).

Candied Strawberries
Slice into 3/8 inch slices. Optional: sprinkle lightly with dry strawberry jello, powdered sugar, or dip in honey/lemon juice mix (1/4 cup honey mixed with 1/4 cup lemon juice). Place on tray and dry 4-10 hours at 135° until crisp.

Orange Crisps
Slice unpeeled oranges into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices. Dry 6-15 hours at 135° until crisp. Rind easily separates from orange meat for snacking or powder rind or meat for natural sugar or spice flavoring.

Honey & Banana Chips
Simply slice bananas 1/8 to 1/4 thick. Place on trays and dry 8-20 hours at 135° until chewy. The greener the banana the crisper the chip: the riper the sweeter. They’re delicious plain and natural. (Option: Dip slices into 1/4 cup honey mixed with 1/4 cup lemon juice. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. This option will double the drying time).

Cinnamon Apple Rings & Sugar
Slice apples into rings 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick. (Optional: sprinkle to taste with cinnamon and/or sugar). Dry 4-10 hours at 135° until leathery to crisp. (Option: for whiter apple rings, drop slices into 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Pat dry before drying). Natural sugar: Powder dried apples in blender. Sprinkle on cereal, toast, ice cream, etc.

 

 

 

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