Learn how to use your dehydrator to preserve citrus wheels at the height of their ripeness. Here’s how to use dehydrated grapefruit, lemons, limes, and oranges!
Kevin bought me a dehydrator a few months ago because I had the idea that I wanted one and I would really use it. Like regularly.
Turns out I don’t.
BUT it is a fun little kitchen appliance to add to my collection.
I’ve done jerky, trail mix, various fruit, sweet potato chips and a few other things.
A few weeks ago, I was poking around the internet in my spare time, and I found a photo of a dehydrated orange slice. My curiosity was piqued.
This recipe is dedicated to embracing the kind of curiosity that killed the cat.
HOW TO DEHYDRATE CITRUS:
When planning to dehydrate anything, you’ve gotta pick out the stars of the show. For this recipe, I chose to use grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange. Be mindful of your dehydrator’s capacity, though!
- Pick the desired citrus fruit to dehydrate.
- Using a sharp mandoline and careful hand, slice the citrus fruits into even rounds.
- Layer in a single layer on the dehydrator trays.
- Dehydrate until brittle when cooled.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month
HOW TO USE DEHYDRATED CITRUS WHEELS:
I’ve been eating them straight out of the container – nothing like being able to eat the crispy, chewy flesh. Is there a cooler way to boost your vitamin C? I think not!
Here are a few more ideas for using your dehydrated citrus slices:
- crush the dehydrated lemon sliced into coarse chunks and add to a salt grinder for lemon salt!
- using a high powered blender or food processor blend the dehydrated grapefruit slices, then add to a jar of sugar for yummy grapefruit sugar.
- dip the dehydrated orange slices into dark chocolate for an amazingly yummy treat.
- add a dehydrated lime slice to a cup of hot tea.
- use the dried citrus wheels to garnish cocktails.
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Learn how to use your dehydrator to preserve citrus wheels at the height of their ripeness. Here's how to use dehydrated grapefruit, lemons, limes, and oranges!
- 2 grapefruit
- 2 lemon
- 2 lime
- 2 orange
- Use a sharp mandoline to slice the citrus fruits into uniformly sized pieces.
- Spread in a single layer on the trays of your dehydrator.
- Dehydrate at 135f for about 12 hours - you'll know they are done when they are crispy, but chewy once cooled.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
- Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer
- Excalibur 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator
- Wide Mouth Jars with Lids and Bands
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 14 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g