Strawberry Recipe {Oven Dried Strawberries}

Strawberry Recipe {Oven Dried Strawberries}


A perfect treat to share with your dogs


 

strawberry recipe

 

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Strawberry Recipe {Oven Dried Strawberries}
Looking for a strawberry recipe your entire family can enjoy. Perfect for gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free diets. The only ingredients are fresh strawberries and a pinch of salt.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Snack
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Ingredients
  • 1lb fresh Strawberries
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Wash and clean fresh strawberries.
  3. Peel off the leafy part.
  4. Cut away the stem and white top of the fruit.
  5. Cut strawberries in half.
  6. Lay fleshy side up on oven tray leaving space between them in case juice leaks out.
  7. Sprinkle with salt.
  8. Turn oven down to keep warm setting.
  9. Place trays of strawberries in oven.
  10. Set timer for 30 minutes. When timer goes off open oven to check on the strawberries. (You want to allow air into the oven to circulate the heat.) unless you have a convection oven then you can just turn on the fan and set your timer for the full amount.)
  11. After an hour and a half flip strawberries over and cook for another hour and a half opening the oven every half hour.
  12. Once the strawberries are dried take them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.
Notes
Do not try to speed along the process or cook too many strawberries on a tray. You need to cook these strawberries long and slow or they will burn and be a sticky mess. Makes sure to open your oven once every half hour and push air all the way inside. Your strawberries need to breathe while cooking for best results.

 

Strawberry for dogs? Yes dogs can eat strawberries. In fact they are healthy for your dog because they contain antioxidants, vitamin C and an enzyme that helps keep tartar off of their teeth. So don’t feel bad if before your make this Strawberry Recipe you slip a few cut up pieces to your dog or keep a strawberry out of the oven to share. Just like with anything else some of the good qualities of the fruit will disappear with cooking. However you are cooking this at such a low temperature you will still be left with a lot of the original vitamins and minerals.Once cooked this Strawberry recipe makes a great training treat.It is a little difficult to use something full of juice to work on your dogs sit stays if there is strawberry juice pouring down their mouths but this way you don’t have to worry.

 

They also make a great snack or dessert for you and your guests. First they are really healthy. Second they taste like candy without any added sugar, food coloring, or additives. Fresh strawberry plus a pinch of salt put in the oven and slow cooked.

What else is this strawberry recipe good for? How about used as a part of a Vinaigrette dressing? Or as a mix in to your favorite vanilla ice cream? You can add these Oven Dried Strawberries to your grilled salad for a touch of sweet taste without the fat and sugar of candied nuts. You can even add them to your favorite muffin or cookie recipe. The sky is the limit with these!

Oven Dried Strawberries

Place on tray and sprinkle with salt. Place cut fleshy side up to start with.


 
Strawberry Recipe

Flip over halfway through and open oven occasionally to circulate the heat.


 
What not to do:
Do not start cooking these with the fleshy part down. Not only will it take forever to dry but they will be sitting in a pool of strawberry juice. You want the juice to cook into the fruit not come out of it.
If your strawberries are very large you might want to cut them into quarters so that they do not take as long to cook. Just because your strawberry is large and juicy do not turn the oven temperature up. It will burn the strawberry.
Make sure to cut the stem and white part away. The stem will burn and create a not great smell and the white part is not juicy and so will not add flavor to your treat.

A few notes:
These taste nothing at all like a Twizzler. Nothing considering I haven’t had a single bite of one in years because they have wheat in them and I am allergic so something even remotely similar would be awesome. While they do not taste like the fresh raw fruit they do taste a little sour. My thinking is that because it really is not strawberry season while they looked fresh and delicious they probably were not awesome.

I would let the strawberries sit in water before you begin the process of taking off the green tops and cutting off the white parts. I would also scrub them gently with the rough part of a sponge to try and get rid of some of the seeds which when cooked are a bit hard and overcooked tasting.

The final verdict:
While I am not a huge fan (I don’t like strawberries but was tempted by all the talk that they taste like Twizzlers to make them) Davinia and Indiana are both absolutely fans. They each just had about 1 /12 strawberries each and wanted more. Next time I make this (hey I can give something a second try) DURING strawberry season I will cut them into smaller piece as Davinia wanted to take a whole piece and bring it to a special spot to eat but had a problem picking it up from the floor where breaking it into smaller pieces had them waiting not all the patiently while we did one for you one for you. Davinia and Indiana will wind up eating most of this batch with a few going out to friends.
 
Have you made these or tried them where they do taste like Twizzlers? What did you do differently? Was sugar added before drying?
 
 
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Comments

  1. Definitely going to have to try this out! Looks challenging but then again, I couldn’t peal a banana until I was 11!
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  2. too funny. I did this just last week. ate them all myself. LOL

    xxoo
    Tairalyn

  3. I am always amazed with the ideas you share. I never would have thought to share strawberries with dogs.
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  4. Definitely never thought to give our dogs strawberries… I suppose I will have to share mine with them sometime… 😉
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  5. These look delicious

  6. I bet my dogs would LOVE this!

    Dawn
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  7. I don’t have a dog but will share this with some of my friends that do have dogs and know they will love it.
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  8. gonna try this out for my boys!
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  9. i love ANYTHING with strawberries! soo good!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  10. Wow, I wish I could meet these strawberry eating beauties. I used to work in a strawberry farm and I am a huge fan. What fun for a dog, so fragrant.
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  11. I love strawberries – fresh. I am curious to try this dried strawberries!
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  12. even though you choose your recipes for being good for our dogs, you still manage to make me hungry. LOL

  13. Shea Balentine says:

    Thank you for sharing! I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel that LOVES strawberries! He goes to the strawberry patch each morning, and if your not watching him, he’ll “pluck” the ripe ones from the vines, eat them, and leave the green ones to finish ripening =) It’s a foot race to the patch each morning!

  14. Love this idea! Did they have a the consistency of fruit snacks?
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  15. Would putting a little Splenda instead of salt help with the tartness? The Boy loves sour, so maybe I could get him to actually eat fruit!
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    • Barb Calvin says:

      I’m assuming the salt helps with the drying out process

    • Please don’t do that! Just one pkt of splenda can wipe out all your healthy gut flora. That’s where 80% of your immune system is

  16. I’ve tried them from nuts{.}com and they taste even better than Twizzlers, however I’m biased because I don’t like Twizzlers. The ones on nuts{.}com are made with sulphur dioxide and citric acid though. I’m trying to make some now that taste the same without all the added ingredients.

    • Stephanie says:

      Me too!
      I had the sample from nuts(.)com, ordered more, and now I wanted to see if I could make my own instead of spending more money each time everytime I eat them all.

  17. How funny. I bet at one time Twizzlers were billed as tasting like real fruit. Now we want our real fruit to taste like Twizzlers.

  18. How do you store them, my son was just asking for dried strawberries to add to his frosted flakes. He had my special K with strawberries and I think I got one bowl. Had to hide the box.

    • TheGoldenGenie says:

      I was just wondering the same thing myself. My favorite you pick place just started to get these in season and if these store well I would love to make a few big batches. But these would just be for me and the hubby.

      • I you should be able to store these in an airtight container either in your pantry or freezer depending on what you might want to use them for. In the freezer they will likely get sticky but would still be amazing in cereal or as a topper for ice cream. Unless you are going to vacuum seal these I would not store them for more then a week in the pantry though I think you will find that there will not be any left after that time.

  19. I must admit I never thought of drying strawberries in the oven since I make them in my dehydrator as often as I can. I am always looking for new ideas and this sounds like a good one to try. Another great idea for my dogs. They already love sweet potatoes and blueberries, why not strawberries!

  20. Looks good

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  22. It wasn’t exactly on my list to make dried strawberries for my dog… (Do dogs even really like strawberries, dried or otherwise?)
    But they look good!
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  23. What temperature is it in degrees celsius? Or is it already in degrees celcius? Surely 3 hours at 200 degrees celcius will burn them to a crisp?

    Thank you!

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  25. I absolutely adore these dried strawberries, and have made sure that I always have a good supply in the pantry. I just love to serve this and other dried fruit snacks when my mates and I watch sport, or just socialize outside on the patio.
    I recently made a batch of scones, and thought that I still had some strawberry jam in the pantry, but alas, that was finish, and I REFUSE to serve store bought jam…
    On a whim I popped a pound of the dried strawberries, 3cups of sugar, a cups of water, and 1/4 cup lemon juice on the stove in a boiler. I let the liquid reduce, and the fruit rehydrate. After an hour of boiling, it started to thicken, so I scooped it into a bowl over a bowl of ice, to cool.
    NEVER IN MY LIFE WILL I USE FRESH STRAWBERRIES TO MAKE JAM AGAIN!
    Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  26. I have a gas stove, do i still open the door every 30 minutes for the air to circulate

  27. Well I’m making some now and I didn’t cut them just the big ones I live in the south so altitude may be a factor but so far they have been in the oven 6 hours and are not done yet but from turning them over I get a little sweet on my fingers so far MMMM but being diabetic this would be a good snack bitter or sweet … Can’t wait till they are all done 😀

  28. Rosie Harlan says:

    My oven’s lowest temperature is 300 can I still dry strawberries in it or no?

  29. Trish MYERS says:

    …I just put a batch of strawberries in the oven…I’ve never tried them before, but I’m excited to try them. The recipe sounds great, so we’ll see in about 3 hours…I’ve just hope I’m not disappointed…I’ll let you know what happens…thanks for the idea. . .

  30. Esther McCarthy says:

    I am so happy to see this recipe and will definitely try it out love anything with strawberries especially leaning how to persevere them.
    Thanks
    Esther McCarthy

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