Dehydrated Strawberries

Learn how to make Dehydrated Strawberries that you can eat for a healthy snack, use in baking or cooking, as a cocktail garnish, and more! You can make these easy treats with a dehydrator or in your oven!

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Dehydrated Strawberries, also known as strawberry chips, are such a delicious treat and there are so many ways you can use them. They are also really easy to make. You can make them in a dehydrator or your oven. Fully dehydrated strawberries will last a few weeks or you can also freeze for up to 3 months. Make these dried strawberries and you can have a healthy and delicious snack on hand at all times.

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How to Make Dehydrated Strawberries

  1. Wash, dry, and hull the strawberries. Slice each strawberry into thin slices using a sharp knife.
  2. Once you have all of your strawberries sliced, place each piece on the dehydrator rack until the entire level is full. Fill all of the levels with your strawberry slices, making sure to leave room around each one so that the air can circulate them.
  3. Place the lid on the dehydrator and set it to 135º. It will take anywhere from 6-10 hours for the strawberries to fully dehydrate.
  4. Store in a sealable container in a cool dark place or freeze them for later.
strawberry slices on a dehydrator tray

How to Dehydrate Strawberries in the oven

After cleaning and slicing the strawberries, arrange them on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 200º for 2-4 hours, flipping every hour. Start checking them after 2 hours to see how they are doing. You want them to be slightly rubbery, which will go away once they cool off.

What to Do with Dehydrated Strawberries

Here are some ideas of how to enjoy dried strawberries:

  • Eat them plain for a delicious healthy snack
  • Use them as a cocktail garnish
  • Cut up into small pieces and put inside baked goods
  • Place on top of baked goods
  • Add to your favorite sangria
  • Use them as a cupcake topper
  • Put them in tea
  • Use them to flavor water or iced tea
dehydrated strawberries in a bowl

What Dehydrator To Use To Make Dried Strawberries

I have a Nesco dehydrator that I use all the time. I’ve had it for quite a few years and it has lasted a long time. I like it because it’s light and easy to clean. The only negative I can think of is that it does take up some space because it’s bulky. There are quite a few options for dehydrators out there, some are even bigger if you want to dehydrate a ton of food at once. The one shown below is a great beginner option.

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Dehydrated Strawberries

Learn how to make Dehydrated Strawberries with this easy guide to use for a healthy snack, a cooking or baking ingredient, or a cocktail garnish!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 18kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous
Cost: 5

Equipment

  • dehydrator
  • sharp knife

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • lemon juice or sugar (optional topping)

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and hull (remove the stems) the strawberries. Slice each strawberry into thin slices using a sharp knife, about ⅛" thick. You want the slices to be as similar in size and thickness as possible so that they all dry at the same rate. Once you have all of your strawberries sliced, place each piece on the dehydrator rack until the entire level is full. Fill all of the levels with your strawberry slices, making sure to leave room around each one so that the air can circulate them. You can sprinkle with sugar or lemon juice if desired, but it's not necessary.
    strawberry slices on a dehydrator tray
  • Place the lid on the dehydrator and set it to 135º. It will take anywhere from 6-10 hours for the strawberries to fully dehydrate. Start checking them around 6 hours. You want them to be just a little rubbery but not wet. They will become crispy once they cool. You may need to remove some smaller pieces first and keep dehydrating any larger pieces a little longer.
    dehydrated strawberries on a tray
  • Store in a sealable container in a cool dark place or freeze them for later.
    dehydrated strawberries in a bowl

Notes

  • Times will vary depending on how thin the slices are, the climate, the outside and inside temperature at the time, and your dehydrator.
  • Always read the manual for your dehydrator and follow all safety recommendations. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 2.8g | Calcium: 9mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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