- 1 pound strawberries
- lemon juice or sugar (optional topping)
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.
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.
Store in a sealable container in a cool dark place or freeze them for later.
- 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.
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.