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Dehydrate Dragon Fruit (aka Pitaya)
Dehydrate Dragon Fruit for long-term storage, for snack time treats, and to preserve your harvest. Go on a food adventure! But don't be disappointed if it's not your favorite project.
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Scoop out flesh with a spoon
Slice into ¼" slices
Dry on dehydrator trays for 8-12+ hrs at 135°F/57°C
Dry once the slices are completely dry, leathery,plaible and break easily.
If storing, condition first, then store in an airtight container for up to a year.
Place dragon fruit slices on parchment paper on a cooling rack
Place into a 170°F/76°C oven (or as low as your oven can go)
Crack the door with an oven-safe oven mitt or wooden spoon
Dry for 4-6 hours until thoroughly dry (times will vary - watch carefully as to not burn)
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