One of my absolutely favorite dried fruit snacks is dried pineapple. I love how drying it concentrates the pineapple flavor. A while back, Fred Meyer at pineapples on sale for $1 a piece. I picked a up a few (or 8) to make my own dried pineapple.
The first step is cutting your pineapple. Thanks to my (brief) career working in my college cafeteria, I am expert at cutting pineapple.
Now your pineapple is ready to use. For this recipe, I cut each piece in half and then sliced into thin slices. You want your slices to be pretty thin so it doesn’t take days for it to dry.
I made a couple batches in the oven. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cook on the lowest temperature possible (mine was 190). It took about 6 hours for mine to dry.
I also borrowed a friends’ dehydrator (which I hope she never wants back because I love it). I filled all 5 trays with pineapple and it took about 8 hours to dry in the dehydrator.
What other fruits or vegetables have your dried? What should I try next in “my” dehydrator?