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Oven-Dried Strawberries

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Crisp oven-dried strawberries are sweet, tart, and perfect for a healthy snack or a tasty topping for cereal, salads, yogurt, and ice cream. 

Our strawberry patch is going crazy right now and I’m trying to try to find new ways to use them up before they go bad. I’ve always wanted to try making dried strawberries because I love them as a snack and cereal topper and since I have a TON of strawberries, I decided to try drying some. These oven-dried strawberries were super easy to make, much more economical than store-bought, and a great way to enjoy strawberries year-round.

Oven-Dried Strawberries

How to Make Oven-Dried Strawberries

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice strawberries into approximately 1/8 inch thick slices  Side Note: if you slice the strawberries thicker, it will take longer for them to dry.

Arrange the strawberry slices on parchment paper, making sure they don’t touch each other.

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Bake for approximately 2 hours, turning the baking sheet halfway through cooking time.

Gently peel the strawberry slices from the parchment paper and flip over. Side Note: I used a new piece of parchment paper after peeling them, but you can use the same sheet if you prefer.

Continue to bake for another 30-45 minutes, checking them every 10 minutes, until fully dehydrated and crips.

Remove the dried strawberries from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy.

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silpat Mat

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled & sliced 1/8-inch thick

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice strawberries into approximately 1/8 inch thick slices  Side Note: if you slice the strawberries thicker, it will take longer for them to dry.
  • Arrange the strawberry slices on parchment paper, making sure they don't touch each other.
  • Bake for approximately 2 hours, turning the baking sheet halfway through cooking time. 
  • Gently peel the strawberry slices from the parchment paper and flip over. Side Note: I used a new piece of parchment paper after peeling them, but you can use the same sheet if you prefer. 
  • Continue to bake for another 30-45 minutes, checking them every 10 minutes, until fully dehydrated and crips. 
  • Remove the dried strawberries from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy.
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6 Comments

  1. I really need to get my dehydrator out and try this before berry season is over!

  2. What a great idea! I think I’ve mostly just dried tomatoes and jalapeños!

  3. 5 stars
    That’s a very lovely idea indeed! I can easily imagine them as a part of a salad or garnish for fancy summer dessert. I actually have a dehydrator (Which I’ve used so far for drying fruit), but I’ll make the same with some berries!