During the pandemic, I am taking taste-bud journeys as I self-isolate rather than physical journeys. Here is my adapted recipe for dehydrating pineapple rings using my new Cosori Dehydrator. It was inspired by watching several tutorials on Amazon plus YouTube.
Since this was my first attempt using this dehydrator, I decided to only use one out of the six provided trays.
- The 20 oz. can of pineapple came with 10 slices.
- At the six-hour point, I pulled out the tray to turn them over and to check for doneness. I ate one of the 10 rings to judge. Although it was quite tasty, I could tell that it was not yet done.
- At the 10-hour point, I could tell my looking through the viewing window that they were done. After allowing them to cool, they had a satisfying clink as I dropped them into my storage jar.
- I am finding these extremely delicious! It is tempting to eat more than one per sitting. So far, I have managed to exercise a bit of self-discipline. Lol!
- The good news, when I get close to the bottom of the jar, I can always set up my dehydrator and dehydrate some more.
- 20 oz. can of pineapple
- Oxygen Absorber
- Storage Jar with a leak-proof seal to keep out extra oxygen
- Step 1: Lay out the pineapple rings on the dehydrator tray. Ten rings will easily fit onto one tray. Make certain there is space between each ring to allow them to dry more completely.
- Step 2: Set the dehydrator to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the time to 10 hours. (Please note: I had set mine to 12 hours but found they were ready at 10.)
- Step 3: At the halfway point, pause the dehydrator and turn over each ring to help prevent them from sticking to the tray. Set your timer for the remaining time.
- Step 4: At the 10-hour point, turn off the dehydrator and remove the tray from the machine. Allow them to cool completely.
- Step 5: Once they have cooled, store them into your selected jar. Place an oxygen absorber in that jar to help prevent them from spoiling.
- Step 6: When your sweet tooth gets activated, eat one of these rings instead of junk food. I have found them to be a truly nourishing and yummy snack.
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