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FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9034620

I'd like to dry some bananas, apples or cranberries, was wondering if there were any threads around for drying fruits?

ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9034931

Oooooh, good question! I love those dried banana chips! I've been wanting to make some and was wondering if it could be done in oven or microwave. I don't have room for another piece of equipment like a dehydrator.

Frilly, I hope you don't think I'm stalking you. We just happen to like the same things. Imagine that! LOL
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9034946

I had a dehydrator once, but it was noisy when it ran and put out so much heat into the room, I got rid of it. I would like to make banana chips in the oven if I could. I love dried cranberries, but they are so pricey. Would like to buy them when they are on sale, and then dehydrate them. Wonder how long they would stay good?

nah, I never thought anyone would stalk me lol

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9035086

Most dehydrating threads are on the Canning, Freezing and Drying Forum
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/puttinup/all

I dry many fruits (and veggies, mushrooms), from bananas, cranberries, strawberries to less common like pears.
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9035146

thanks, I'll check it out! didn't know there was a forum just for that!
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
10:31 PM

Post #9199908

If you can't find what you are looking for there, try googling the recipes. You get so many.

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9199997

FrillyLily, I have a Nesco dehydrator which I keep in the basement so that the noise isn't an issue. It came with a recipe book which includes fruits. We've dried strawberries, pears and tomatoes, and DH dries oregano in it; the other herbs like cilantro, parsley and basil, we freeze because we like them better that way. We love the pears dried; they're great for snacking or for adding to cooked cereals. We've also tried drying watermelon, which is interesting to say the least!

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