How to Dehydrate Peaches


Welcome to how to dehydrate peaches! Dehydrated peaches are ideal for snacks, cobblers, cookies, breads, and healthy granola!

Start dehydrating peaches in your favorite dehydrator. See our Nesco and Excalibur dehydrators as examples.

Check out a great Allrecipes Peach Cobbler farther down the page.

Peach Nutrition Info.

Peaches are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, followed by Vitamin K, Choline, and Folate.

In the mineral department, peaches are high in Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fluoride, and Calcium.

Peaches also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too!

How to Dehydrate Peaches

NOTE: If you want to make dehydrating peaches a little easier on yourself, how about dehydrating frozen peaches? Just a thought ... Yes, I know they're already processed, i.e. 'storable', but you'll be freeing up space in your freezer!

If you want to know how to dehydrate peaches that are frozen, ignore steps 1 and 2.

  1. Wash fresh peaches, peel if desired, remove the pit, and either slice in half or cut into 1/4" slices
  2. Fresh peaches need to be pre-treated, so toss the peaches in a bowl and spray liberally with lemon juice TIP: Use a pump top from a new unused spray bottle, pick one that fits your lemon juice bottle. Look for one that has a long enough plastic tube that'll reach the bottom of your lemon juice bottle.
  3. If you decided to simply cut your peaches in half, place them on your food dehydrator trays with the cut-side up to prevent drips on the lower trays!
  4. Turn on your dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Drying time: between 6-16 hours and they will feel pliable when dried.
  • Remember to rotate your food dehydrator trays, for even drying.

If you've got plump fresh peaches and you are cutting them in half AND you use an Excalibur Dehydrator---you're in luck!

What? How so? Sometimes we don't get enough room between trays with biggish fruit, even sliced fruit, so when using an Excalibur dehydrator, we can remove a tray and leave a space.

This is one big reason why I purchased a Nesco AND an Excalibur dehydrator!

With a Nesco dehydrator, you have to make the pieces fit as they don't have 'spacer' trays. Hey, maybe that's something they could invent. (Yeah, right).

How to Use Dehydrated Peaches

Dehydrated peaches can be used in a variety of ways. They can be eaten as a snack, added to cereals or oatmeal, or used in baking.

To rehydrate dehydrated peaches, simply soak them in water for about 30 minutes.

Learn more about rehydrating dehydrated food here.

Peach Cobbler!

Look forward to making
Peach Melba or Peach Cobbler
ANY Time of the Year!

Treat yourself to this easy Peach Cobbler.

The recipe is courtesy of

Enjoy Peaches in Smoothies!

Peach Smoothie

Enjoy fresh peaches in smoothies!

Do this:

  • Peel one banana
  • Wash and pit the peach
  • Add Silk-brand Light Vanilla Soy milk (1 cup)

Blend and enjoy!

Best Growing Area for Peach Trees

peach-laden treeUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

The best area for peach trees is in a place with full sun and well-drained soil.

The trees should be spaced about 8-10 feet apart.

When planting peach trees, it’s important to plant them at the same depth they were growing in the nursery.

This will help the roots establish themselves quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Best Fertilizer for Peach Trees?

Peach trees need to be fertilized regularly to produce healthy fruit. A good fertilizer for peach trees is one that is high in nitrogen and potassium.

Apply fertilizer to the soil around the tree three times per year: once in the spring, once in the summer, and once in the fall.

When Do Peach Trees Bear Fruit?

Peach trees typically take 3-5 years to produce fruit. This can vary depending on the climate and the specific variety of peach trees.

What is the Best Way to Store Peaches?

Peaches can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks. After that, they should be refrigerated.

And of course, you can dehydrate peaches so you can enjoy them year-round.

Any Peaches For Sale? Yes... In Florida!

A few years ago, my husband and I and my mom went to visit Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. As we toured Georgia, we did NOT see one "Georgia Peaches for Sale" sign.

It was only on our way home when we drove through the Florida panhandle that we finally saw a "Georgia Peaches for Sale" sign!

Do you think the folk in Georgia know they're so good and they were hiding them from us? :-)

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More Good Stuff to Read!

Susan Gast, owner of Easy Food Dehydrating plus, and

Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010.

Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."

She is featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It! (SBI!) who hosts this site. Read her first SBI! interview and her second SBI! interview.

Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create ePubTechReviews which reviews a variety of products related to the publishing industry - if you're at all interested in AI and self-publishing. The website is also hosted by Solo Build It!

Susan also runs her namesake site on Solo Build It! that showcases the books she has written since 2012.

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!