Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dehydration Update

I'm glad to report that the fruit roll ups were a big success!  We've almost eaten all of them since we've been home.  They are very sweet like the store bought kind, but are made with only fruit and yogurt.  I'm going to have to invest in more fruit roll up sheets!

I also decided to put some grapefruit on the dehydrator just to see what happened.  They are excellent!  They have a really sour burst at first, but then get really sweet.  I like grapefruits anyway, but KB is not a huge raw grapefruit fan and he really liked the dried ones.

I dried them with the peels on this time and I think I like that way better.  You can press on the center part and the fruit in the middle will peel away from the rind.

Pretty soon I'm going to be as bad as the crazy midwestern lady that I made fun of when I first started drying fruit!


  1. i love dried fruit! i'm so glad the fruit roll up worked out so well!

  2. Oh my goodness how neat is this! I definitely want to give this a try.


  3. You're cracking me up! I begged for a dehydrater when I was a kid (ala Ron Popiel) and now you are making me totally want one again!

  4. Bahaha--you know I'm still craving a fruit roll up?! Must.find.one.now!

    My mom had a dehydrater when I was a kid and I loved it--it was so fun. Pretty much anything turns out at least ok once dried I think!

  5. wow so daring! I have never tried dehydration, but would seriously consider it!

  6. oh my goooodness!!!! i've got to try this!!!!