Oven Dried Strawberries
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I love dried strawberries – the intensified strawberry flavor is so tasty, and it’s way healthier than candy! I hadn’t thought to try it out myself until recently when I came across this post while browsing Pinterest. My mother-in-law just gave me 2 containers of strawberries that needed to be used quickly, and I figured this would be a great way to deal with them all at once (although, trust me, I could probably sit down and devour them all fresh. I looooove berries!). All I did was slice the tops off of the strawberries and then used an egg slicer to cut them all into nice, uniform slices. I spread them out on 2 cookie sheets and baked at 210°F for 3 hours.
Unfortunately, the directions on the site were really vague, and what I did didn’t end up working out too well. Don’t get me wrong – they taste good, kinda like a fruit roll-up, but they didn’t totally dry out, and they stuck to the cookie sheets really bad. I didn’t want to leave them in the oven for longer because they were getting close to burning on the edges. I’ll have to see if I can find another method of doing this that doesn’t involve a dehydrator. I’m sure it’s possible, but this way just didn’t work out for me.