Dried Pineapple, kiwi and Bananas

The other day a friend came over and wanted to dry some fruit.  She brought with her a few kiwis to try.  Neither of us had ever tried drying kiwi at home.  The verdict:  Delicious!  Seriously one of the best dried fruits I have ever tried.  So I decided, if home-dried kiwi was that good, I bet drying pineapple at home without all of that added sugar would be good too.  Guess what?  I was right!

Dried Kiwi just by itself…….. delicious……..

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Dried Pineapple by itself……. yummy…….

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Dried Kiwi, Pineapple, and Banana………..you have yourself a tropical party!

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This would be fun to serve at some kind of Luau themed party.  And the great thing about drying citrus fruit, is that they don’t turn brown and you don’t have to add anything to them.  (The banana I dipped in lemon juice, but they still turned a little brown)

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Amelia LOVED the kiwi.  I actually had to make more to take pictures of because she ate them all too fast!

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Tropical Treats: A Dried Fruit Party on the Beach
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Super Healthy Kids
Ingredients
  • 1 pineapple
  • 5 kiwi
Instructions
  1. Slice kiwi and pineapple 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch thick depending if you like it more crunchy or chewy.
  2. You can either use a dehydrator, or just your oven. If using your oven, place fruit on a cooling rack, and the place the rack on a baking sheet.
  3. For Kiwi: Dry at 150-170 degrees for 3-4 hours.
  4. For Pineapple: Dry at 150-170 degrees for 4-5 hours.
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(6)
JJ says:

I’m ready to make some!

Amy says:

Pineapple is the best, we can’t keep it around. I can’t stand that kind in the store coated with whatever they dredge it in, but kiddo’s love it as much as I do. I also love the smell in the house……can’t wait to try kiwi. Never would of thought of that….we will try it

GregT says:

For dried fruit, these ideas are good. But they aren’t really healthy. If you want healthy you must eat fruit ALIVE.

Wlcash says:

Dried fruit may not be AS healthy as fresh, but it certainly is HEALTHY. You may lose some nutrients – mind you not all – but have all the fiber. If you are more likely to eat fruit that is dried than not, it’s a great idea to get more fruit into your diet.

Jennifer says:

Are you afraid of killing the fruit enzymes at that temperature? I was told 110-115degree not to kill them. Your thoughts? Thanks you so much for time and knowledge.

Natalie Monson says:

Jennifer – any time you cook a food you run the risk of killing certain enzymes. But certain nutrients actually can increase with cooking, such as lycopene. This is why we recommend a variety of fruits and veggies prepared different ways because you will get multiple health benefits when you eat this way.

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