What you need:
- Fresh Strawberries or Peaches
- Blender or other machine that purees
I use a full flat of strawberries, cutting the tops off, washing them, then cutting them in half and putting them in a blender, about 2 cups at a time, and pureeing.
A flat is four full bowls like these, and makes 20 cups of puree.
This pitcher holds 10 cups. Here also are the plastic liners for the trays that hold the puree.
Pour 2-1/2 cups of puree into each plastic liner in the tray.
Set the dehydrator for about 140-145 degrees F. Note: there are 8 trays in this $150 dehydrator, complete with 2 kinds of liners, a good deal. I have just 7 trays full of puree going here.
After 4 hours, it’s still fluffy and has moisture.
After 9 hours, the top is dry but the bottom is still moist.
At 11 hours, I remove them from the liner, wash the sticky off the liners and flip the disk over to dry the bottom a bit more.
This is 12 hours, but I let it dry for 2 more hours after this, for crispness.
Here is the finished product!
Ready for breaking up and bagging. No added anything, just straight strawberry.