Dehydrating Cantaloupe For Long Term Storage
Dehydrated Cantaloupe just may be my favorite dehydrated fruit. So I treat myself every so often with a few pieces. It really hits that sweet tooth.
Dehydrating fruits really brings out sweetness in the fruit. If you like cantaloupe, you will love it dehydrated.
So before you begin prepping your cantaloupe, you want to set your dehydrator on 125 degrees.
Dehydrating cantaloupe is so easy. You want to cut the cantaloupe in half or into fourths (whatever is easiest for you). Than remove the seeds and skin.
Now cut the cantaloupe into slices about a 1/4 inch thick. I highly recommend this mandoline, If you use a mandoline, be sure to use the no cut gloves.
Place your trays in the dehydrator and set the timer for 16 hours, or until they are dry like paper- but bendable and they tear easy.
Once they have finished drying, remove them and allow them to come to room temperature.
Place them into an air tight container and condition them for a few days. If you don’t know what conditioning is, be sure to check out my conditioning video here. Once you have conditioned your cantaloupe and it is dry (showing no moisture). You can now put it on your shelf.
Uses for Dehydrated Cantaloupe
- Add it to oatmeal
Remember that all dehydrators are different. So having a timer set is great, but things may dry faster or take longer.
Blessings and Happy Dehydrating!