Tuesday, February 21, 2012

30 Days of Pinterest- day 6: Oven-Dried Strawberries

These are great, and super easy.  Lucy loves fruit snacks, and while we do try to buy the organic healthiest version, they're still not the same as actually eating fruit.  I pinned this site and used the recipe exactly as listed there, except for 2 hours instead of 3. I wasn't sure how the salt and pepper would be, but they were fine. They didn't taste salty or peppery at all once dried.

Here's what you do:
Take fresh strawberries, the riper the better, and cut them into halves or quarters.  The thinner pieces you see here turned into crispy strawberry chips, while the thicker pieces kept a chewy center.  Lucy much preferred the chips, while I liked the chewier pieces.  You'll just have to play around with it to figure out what size pieces you prefer. Place on baking sheet.  Add a little salt and pepper.  Bake at 210 for 2 hours.  Note: recipe calls for 3 hours, but after 2, my thinner pieces were brown and crispy.

They're totally gone now, but I managed to get a pic before we ate them all. They don't look very appetizing, but they're great plain and would be excellent on salads or chopped and baked into breads or muffins. They look burned here, but even though they turned dark they didn't taste burned at all.

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