Recipe of the week: Dehydrated Strawberries


By Mariah Wellman, [email protected]

Wash each strawberry and dry it off completely before cutting off the tops of the berries. If they are not dry, the berries will add moisture to the oven while baking.

Mariah Wellman

Owning a dehydrator is not required to dehydrate food items such as fruit. Placing fruit inside the oven on a low temperature until it reaches the desired texture is just as easy as placing the fruit inside a dehydrator. Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to dehydrate, when done correctly. 


  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Salt and Pepper, if desired
  • Strainer
  • Knife
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and pick the freshest strawberries. Place them in a strainer and wash to remove dirt. 

2. Dry each strawberry individually to rid the berries of all moisture before placing inside the oven. 

3. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and cut each berry in half or fourths, depending on the size. 

4. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and place the berries on top. Be sure to spread out evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. 

5. Bake at 200 degrees for three hours, or until the desired texture is achieved. Be sure to let the berries sit for an hour after baking, as they will continue to dehydrate. Once they are completely cooled, place the berries in an airtight container.