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How to Dry Citrus Fruit

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

As it started getting a little colder here in Nashville, I decided to add a little bit of fall into my home. Going through my Pinterest Fall Board, I found a delicious recipe of Spiced Apple Cider (which I'll be posting here later on) and so here I am. Now you don't have to have a fancy machine to do this, it's actually quite easy to dehydrate your citrus fruit and you can do it in your oven.

How long will my dehydrated fruit last?

This depends on several factors, from fruit to type, to method of dehydration, moisture content, and even method of storage. For a longer time, make sure your slices are properly dehydrated and no moisture is still inside.

Uses for dehydrated citrus

These oven dried citrus fruits are edible. They are just lemons that have been dried. You can dip them in chocolate to make a sweet and sour treat. There are several ways to use your dehydrated citrus, from soups to teas, cakes, charcuterie boards, cakes and even for decorating on Christmas.

What you will need:

- Baking tray

- Cooling rack

- Sharp knife and cutting board

- Assorted Citrus Fruit (Here I used 1 orange, 1 grapefruit and 1 lemon)

Preheat oven in 180F. Cut fruits in thin slices and place the slices on a metal cooling rack over a baking sheet or a parchment paper lined baking sheet.Put it in the oven for 5 hours, rotating every 1-2 hours.

Let me know if you try it and how you used it later.

xx Yandra

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