Dehydrating cherries when they're in season is a good idea as they are a pretty expensive fruit to buy, so when it's time, 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? :-)
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!) Lately, I've been enjoying fruit cocktail on my breakfast cereal to avoid adding granulated sugar.
Don't miss our quick note about how to sweeten sour cherries ... please scroll down to our tip (below the "how to" instructions).
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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.
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.
Let's get busy dehydrating cherries:
If using from frozen, ignore step 1.
Learn how to dehydrate blueberries and cranberries.
Add re-hydrated strawberries to smoothies!
Pears are another easy fruit to dehydrate. Enjoy Roquefort Pear Salad!
Re-hydrate your apricots to make apricot preserves to spread on your croissants.