Dehydrating Cherries

ooh Served with Whipped Cream!

Cherries

Dehydrating cherries is a good idea as they are a pretty expensive fruit to buy, so while they're in season, get busy dehydrating this nutritional fruit!

I remember as a kid eating mom's glace cherries which are also known as candied cherries, (trust kids to want to only eat fruit with sugar on or in it, sigh), I used to go to the fridge and sneak a few from the container ... I wonder if she ever noticed? :-)

Sour red cherries are packed with vitamin A but are no match for sweet red cherries in the vitamin A department!

Sour cherries also have more vitamin C, and Folate.

Cherries Are Packed With Nutrients

Cherries Are Packed
With Nutrients

In the mineral department, both types of cherries are pretty evenly matched. They have a great amount of Potassium, followed by a good amount of Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, and have trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese. Both cherries contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

They are a versatile fruit for making Cherry Cobblers, pies, toppings, and are used in fruit cocktails (well, the fresh ones are used for cocktails!)





How to Dehydrate Cherries

If using from frozen, ignore step one

  1. Wash them and remove the stems and pits. *See NOTE at bottom.
  2. Cut in half and place them on your food dehydrator trays with the cut-side up to prevent drips on the lower trays!
  3. Turn on your dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Drying time: between 18-26 hours and they will feel sticky and leathery when dried.
  • Make sure you don't over-dry them!
  • Remember to rotate your food dehydrator trays, for even drying.




NOTE: When dehydrating the sour variety, you may wish to boil them first (for about ten minutes) in a syrup to sweeten them up.

Use a mixture of one cup each of sugar and light corn syrup, to two cups of water, per pound of cherries. Let them air dry before finally dehydrating them.

Store Your Dehydrated Cherries In Mason Jars

Store Your Dehydrated
Cherries In Mason Jars

Mason Jars - Wide Neck
Qt. Jars


Mason Jars - Wide Neck
Pint jars


Mason Jars - Wide Neck -
1/2 Pint Jars


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