Cheryl's Dried Cherries
Nesco Dehydrator 21-24 hours

From Cheryl: 

Blanch (quickly) stem on cherries in water that you've brought to a rolling boil then backed off. Only keep them in the water for one minute. Take out and drain, rinse with cold water and pit and remove the stems. Put cherries on the trays, skin side down. Set the dehydrator at 125 and let dry until dry but still tacky, 15-18 hrs.) remove them and place on new clean tray and reduce the heat until about 115-120 for another 6-8 hrs.
I'll take out some at the "dried" fruit stage for munching but these have to be kept in the freezer for any sort of long term storage. The dehydrated ones if put in the proper packaging can last years.


Carrie's Dried Garlic for Garlic powder
Aroma Dehydrator 6 hours


Carrie's lemon peel and powder 
Aroma Dehydrator


Renee's  Orange peel - 
Nesco 1000 Watt - 4 hrs  at 145 degrees


Dried Pears and Orange slices
Renee's Dried Pear and Orange slices -
Nesco 1000 Watt - 4 hrs  at 145 degrees

Stephanie's Dried Celery Leaves
Stephanie's Dried Celery leaves



Stephanie's Dried Jalapenos and Red Chilis
Stephanie's Dried Jalapenos & Dried Red Chili's
Renee's Dried Mushrooms, Pineapple, Strawberries, and Tomatoes
Renee's
Top row: Dried Mushrooms (1 1/2 hrs) and chunked pineapple (4 hrs)
Bottom row: Strawberries (3 hrs) and cherry tomatoes (4hrs)
Nesco 1000 Watt - see times above!
Renee's Strawberry Daquiri Fruit Rollup and Beef Jerky
Renee's Strawberry Daiquiri Fruit Roll up & Beef Jerky
Nesco 1000 Watt - 4 1/2 hours


"How to Dry Foods" by Deanna DeLong


Teriyaki Jerky

1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic 
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 lb lean meat, thinly sliced

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except meat. Stir to mix well. Place the meat 3 or 4 layers deep in a glass, stoneware, plastic or stainless steel container, spooning soy sauce mixture over each layer. Cover tightly. and marinate over night for 6-12 hours. Follow directions for your dehydrator for drying. Makes 1/4 lb. jerky.


Top Tray: Mango, Strawberry & Kiwi
Bottom Tray: Grapefruit and lengthwise Banana
MFP Class - 12-14 hours (grapefruit) - 135 degrees
Black Mission Figs
Nesco 700 Watt - 10 hours - 135 degrees
Yellow Tomatoes & the rest of the Figs
Nesco 700 watt - 10 hours - 135 degrees

Fuyu Persimmons - lots of trays (8)
Nesco 700 Watt - 8-9 hours depending on thickness - 135 degrees

Dried Watermelon slices
Nesco 700 watt - 8 hours - 135
Sliced Strawberries and Kiwi Fruit
Nesco 700 watt - 8 hours - 135 degrees
Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Carrots, and Cauliflower
MFP Class 12 hours at 135

Applesauce with cherry fruit roll up
MFP Class 12 hours at 135 degrees






Asparagus and other assorted veggies
MFP Class 12 hours at 135 degrees


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