There is nothing more delicious than freshly picked ripe strawberries. Aside from adding fresh strawberries to many favorite breakfasts and treats (homemade granola, protein packed pancakes, or healthier desserts), I like to dry strawberries for school snacks and trail mix. Dried strawberries are especially delicious in the fall and winter months when fresh strawberries are only a memory.
Oven Dried Strawberries Recipe
I do not have a food dehydrator, but my oven has a dehydrate setting. Don’t worry if your oven does not. A low temperature and some patience is all it takes to create this delicious snack! Oh, and your kitchen will smell amazing.
As a reminder: the dried strawberries will only be as sweet as the fresh strawberries used to make them. Though strawberries are available year round, these dried strawberries taste best when made with super sweet strawberries picked during strawberry season.
Oven Dried Strawberries
Recipe makes 3/4 cup of dried strawberries
- 1 lb Strawberries*
- Preheat oven to 140°F
- Wash strawberries thoroughly
Slice strawberries into uniform slices, approximately 1/8 inch thick. Note: if you slice the strawberries thicker, it will take longer for them to dry
- Arrange strawberries on parchment or silicone baking liner, leaving space between each slice
- Bake in oven for approximately 2 hours, until tops are dry
- Flip strawberries over so and bake for another hour or so until fully dehydrated
Once cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature. The dried strawberries can be stored for several months at room temp without spoiling
*Note: Unless I can find pesticide-free berries from a local farm, I choose to purchase organic strawberries. Read more on pesticides and produce.
Homemade dried strawberries are especially delicious in sweet – salty – crunchy snack mix combinations. Read more about healthy snack mix combinations.
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