Tag: oven drying


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 […]


Drying Vegetables

by P. Kendall, P. DiPersio and J. Sofos* (11/12) Quick Facts… Successful drying depends on heat, air dryness and air circulation. Select vegetables to be dried at peak flavor and quality. Blanch vegetables before drying to stop enzyme action and enhance destruction of microorganisms. Package dried foods in tightly sealed containers […]