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Oven Dried Strawberries

Oven Dried Strawberries

Oven dried strawberries are a delicious way to enjoy the intense flavor of freshly-picked strawberries year round.  These baked strawberries are a delicious addition to trail mix, homemade granola, and healthy school snacks.

Can I dry strawberries in an oven?

Yes, it is possible to make dried fruit in your oven even if you do not have a food dehydrator.  A low temperature and some patience is all it takes to create this delicious snack.  Also, your kitchen will smell amazing!

store baked strawberries in an air tight container for up to 6 months

Simple steps to make oven dried strawberries:

Oven dried strawberries are a delicious, healthy snack.  Just a few easy steps, and some time, are all you need to make a naturally sweet snack your whole family will love.

uniformly slice strawberries to make dried strawberries in the oven

It is important to slice your strawberries as uniformly as possible so the strawberries will finish drying at roughly the same time. 

I have found that 1/8 inch thick strawberry slices are thick enough to flip without tearing and yet not so thick that they require additional time to finish drying.

sliced strawberries ready to dehydrate
Slice strawberries into 1/8 inch thickness

After about two hours in the oven, the top of the strawberries should be almost dry to the touch.  This is when you flip them over so they can finish drying.

Flip strawberries over so and bake for another hour or so until fully dehydrated

During the last hour or so of baking, keep your eye on the strawberries.  The small ends of the strawberries will finish drying first, and you can always remove them from the oven while the larger strawberries finish drying out.

Use in-season berries for intensely sweet dried strawberries

Sweet strawberries are needed to make sweet oven dried strawberries.  Though strawberries are available year round in grocery stores, the best dried strawberries are made with berries picked during strawberry season.

Oven Dried Strawberries Recipe

store oven dried strawberries in an airtight container

Oven Dried Strawberries

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Oven Dried Strawberries are a healthy and delicious snack. These baked strawberries are crispy like a chip and can be enjoyed by all because they are vegan, dairy-free, paleo, gluten-free, and contain no-added-sugar!


  • 1 lb Strawberries, washed and dried*
  • Parchment Paper


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F / 90 degrees C.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone baking mat)
  2. sliced strawberries for dehydratingSlice strawberries into uniform slices, approximately 1/8 inch thick.  Note: if you slice the strawberries thicker, it will take longer for them to dry
  3. Arrange strawberries on parchment paper, leaving space between each slice
  4. Bake at 200 degrees F / 90 degrees C for approximately 2 hours, until the tops of the strawberries are dry
  5. Peel the strawberry slices from the parchment paper and flip over.  Continue to bake for another 30 minutes to an hour until fully dehydrated
  6. Remove the dried strawberries from the oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. The dried strawberries can be stored for several months at room temperature without spoiling


Recipe makes 3/4 cup of dried strawberries. Cooking times and temperatures have been developed using an electric oven. Using a gas oven may have an affect on the length of time needed to dry strawberries.

Do NOT use foil or wax paper in place of parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Strawberries will stick and you will not be able to flip them over.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 11.5gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 8.4gProtein: 1g

*Strawberries consistently top the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list.  I always purchase either pesticide-free berries from a local farm or organic strawberries. 

Tips and tricks for drying strawberries in the oven

  • A mushroom slicer can be used instead of a knife. However, the strawberry slices will be thicker than if you cut them by hand, which will increase your drying time.  Please note that you want to use a veggie slicer with blades and not wires.  Strawberries will bend the wires, creating unevenly sliced berries.
  • Multiple baking sheets of strawberries can be dried at the same time.  However, this will increase the amount of time needed for the strawberries to dry completely.
  • Strawberries can be dried using the convection oven setting.  Depending on your oven, this may speed up the strawberry drying time.  Be sure to check on the strawberries often after two hours to prevent burning!
  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. These baked strawberries work best if you use parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Strawberries will stick to wax paper, foil, or an unlined baking sheet.
  • Uniform strawberry slices are best. It is important to slice strawberries the same thickness. Thinner slices may burn if not closely watched and thicker slices will take longer to dry out completely.

How long can you store baked strawberries?

Dried strawberries can be stored in an air-tight container for at least 6 months in your pantry. 

Strawberries must be completely dry in order to have a long shelf life.  If there is any doubt, you can store dried strawberries in the freezer to extend their shelf life.

store oven dried strawberries in an airtight container

Homemade dried strawberries are a delicious snack!

We like to eat these dried strawberries on their own, sprinkled on top of homemade granola, and include them in a favorite healthy snack mix.

Other delicious oven dried fruit snack recipes

Want to try other delicious oven dried fruit snacks?  Homemade blueberry fruit leather transforms blueberries and apples into a portable, mess-free snack. 

Homemade blueberry fruit roll-ups made with blueberries and apples

Also, sweet summer peaches are all it takes to make oven dried peach chips.

Easy to make oven dried peach chips

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easy to make oven dried strawberries are a healthy school snack

This recipe was originally published in April, 2017.  The recipe has since been updated with enhanced recipe instructions, refreshed photos, and a video.


Monday 3rd of July 2023

I was so pumped to try this! I’ve never dried fruit in any form before and strawberry chips would be perfect for a “berries and cherries” theme. I left my strawberries in longer since I was drying two sheets and I waited until the tops were dry to flip them. When I went to flip them, I had trouble flipping some of the thinner slices even when using unwaxed parchment paper. I left the flipped strawberries in the oven for over an hour waiting for the other side to dry out. Eventually I took them out and left them to dry on the counter overnight. They never dried out the way I thought they would and ended up more like a fruit leather than a chip. They were tasty but not what I had pictured. Thanks for the recipe!

C Jj Davis

Thursday 11th of May 2023

Once completely dried can I then crush to use in baked items as strawberry powder?

Karen T.

Friday 10th of March 2023

If the strawberries are frozen what’s the adjustment in time?


Friday 10th of March 2023

Hi Karen -

Unfortunately, this recipe is not well suited to frozen strawberries as freezing changes the texture of the berries too much. If you want to use frozen berries for a dried fruit, try my blueberry fruit leather. Frozen blueberries and fresh apples are the only ingredients needed.


Sunday 11th of September 2022

Thank you! Worked just as you described. No burning at all. I just watched as they got closer. Don't understand where others got waxed paper, foil, etc when you said parchment paper. This is a keeper


Monday 27th of June 2022

Idk why people couldn’t get theirs right 😂 mine came out perfect and I’m glad I caught that note about not using wax paper!

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