Not going to lie, dehydrating fruit can be a tad bit labor intensive. De-pitting a boat load of cherries is not as easy as it looks. But…well. worth. the elbow grease.
For this batch of dehydrated fruit I literally just sliced, pitted, and dried. I did’t even dip them in lemon juice or add any additional sweetener. The color held and the flavor turned out as sweet as can be! Who needs store bought dried fruit? “Not I,” said the pig. <----Little Red Hen reference anyone?
These cherries took a little bit longer to dry out than my typical batch of apples. (they are composed of more water volume, which is why it takes longer) This is them after about 6 hours at 145F.