Dehydrating All the Fruits

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I don’t know why I do the things I do.  Most things I decide to do are done on a whim.  Last week I went to Costco and bought a ton of fruit.  Why?  I don’t know, I just felt like doing it. I bought apples, pears, dragonfruit…   Then I  took it home to dehydrate all the fruit.

kitchenaid sheet attachment

Mostly, I was excited to try this fruit and vegetable sheet cutter by Kitchenade.

How easy would it be to dehydrate the fruits with this?  No slicing or peeling.

And it was easy, except when you do it this way, a single apple will fill several levels of my large dehydrator because the apple sheets are so thin.   Days later I have almost all the fruit dehydrated.  I still have one batch left to do tonight.

I learned 2 things from this experience:

First, dragonfruit is gross when dehydrated.  Like, really gross.   When it’s dehydrated it turns into a dry slice of seeds and tastes like dirt.    At $5 or $6 a fruit, it’s basically a lot of expensive garbage.  So don’t do that…. or try blending it and remove the seeds.

Second, the sheet cutter does not do well with very ripe fruit.   My pears were pretty ripe and it basically made pulverized it into pear sauce.  I got a bunch of pear sheets, but most of them ended up being a mess and I had to slice what was left by hand.