Got your fruit? Now it’s time to give them a wash, remove any stems or stones and start slicing. You’re going to want to make sure you’re thinly slicing each one and that your slices are even. Luckily, you don’t need a fruit dehydrator for the next step – your oven will do just fine. Preheat yours to anywhere between 50-70 degrees, and while waiting for things to warm up, drop your sliced fruit into a bowl filled with water and lemon juice. This will ensure your fruit pieces will still look pretty and tasty, even after they’ve been dried.
Oven ready to go? Grab a baking tray, some baking paper and start assembling your fruit in a single layer. Give each piece some space to do its thing – you don’t want to over-layer the tray and crowd your fruit. Pop your beautiful creation in the oven and rotate the tray around every two hours. Baking times depend on what kind of fruit you’re using but some fruits can take between six to 12 hours to dry. Once you’ve removed the tray from the oven, let your fruit sit and then place the pieces in a container with an open lid for a few days. This will help any leftover moisture dissolve. Simple, easy, fun and tasty!