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Leathers and Jerkies

by P. Kendall and J. Sofos* (5/12) Quick Facts… Fruit leather is made by drying thin layers of pureed fruit in the oven or dehydrator. Fruit leather dries in 4 to 10 hours at 140°F to 145°F. Properly dried fruit leather is translucent and slightly tacky to the touch, but easily […]

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Drying Fruits

by P. Kendall and J. Sofos* (6/12) Quick Facts… Successful drying depends on heat, air dryness and good air circulation. Select fresh, fully-ripened fruits. Pretreat fruit pieces by dipping in an ascorbic acid, citric acid, lemon juice or sodium metabisulfite solution. When dry, allow fruit to condition for 4 to 10 […]