Strawberries are finally in-season! So I thought I would re-share this recipe for the weekend. My plan is to hit up a farmers’ market for sweet, local strawberries and whip up a batch of these oven-dried strawberries on a Sunday.
I spotted this recipe for oven-dried strawberries on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I picked up a pint of local organic strawberries and didn’t add any additional ingredients. Some recipes do call for salt, but I decided to opt-out in my version here.
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees F. Cut the green leafy part off your fresh strawberries and cut each berry in half. Lay them curvy-side down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to space your berries out so there’s lots of room for air to flow through.
Place the strawberries into the oven and slowly bake and dry them for 2 hours on one side. Take them out, give them a flip and bake for another 2 hours. It’s best to make oven-dried strawberries during a day you will be home all day, like on the weekend.
Your oven-dried strawberries should look something like this – which means they are ready! I like to eat them within 2-3 days of drying, make sure to store in an airtight container on the counter. The sugar bakes into the berry and it’s so incredibly sweet and packed full of flavour. The berries really do shrink down, so you may want to consider doing two sheets at a time.
I could eat these all day and they are incredibly low in calories. Pair with some nuts and a crisp cold glass of white wine. Enjoy!
Have you tried drying fruit in the oven before?