How To Dehydrate Pineapple When It’s Fresh-Healthy Snacks

How To Dehydrate Pineapple When It’s Fresh-Healthy Snacks

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Today it’s all about how to dehydrate pineapple when it’s fresh and juicy. You can see why I have been showing you different foods to dehydrate. I would love it if everyone could get a dehydrator of some kind. This is probably my favorite fruit to dehydrate. My grandkids love freeze dried pineapple. Of course, I can’t freeze-dry my stuff so….I dehydrate it. I had purchased some pineapple from Costco and I could see that my husband and I were not going to be able to eat it as quickly as I had thought. So I put the dehydrator on the counter and started slicing the spears. So easy! Here’s the deal if you have any fruit that you know you won’t be able to eat in the next day or so, you can usually dehydrate it. I dehydrate bananas all the time. The take up less freezer space.

Dehydrate Pineapple-You Will Love It

Dehydrate Pineapple

Here is the finished product. These dehydrated pineapple pieces are ready to take camping, hiking or just to snack on! No preservatives or chemicals…..just a healthy snack for our family! Pineapple helps alleviate arthritis pain.

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Pineapple is packed with vitamins for a healthier stronger body.  Pineapple strengthens bones. Pineapple even helps with digestion!  Gotta love it!

How To Dehydrate Pineapple

  • 1-3 Pineapples, sliced about ¼ inch thick
  • No chemicals or preservatives
  1. You slice the spears into ¼ to ½ inch pieces and place on the dehydrator racks. I set my Excalibur Dehydrator at 135 degrees. Be sure and check your own dehydrator for the temperature that is required. They took about 9 hours. I like to dry mine so they are still a little pliable, but not too crispy. I place them in quart jars and use my FoodSaver if I do a lot of them. These are a great healthy snack!
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My favorite things:

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer with Depth Guide

Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator, Black

Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator, White


  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Pineapples are one of the fruits I’d love to dehydrate!

  2. Kathleen says:

    I filled my dehyrator with fresh pineapple this morning before leaving for work. Yesterday it was bananas and the day before strawberry fruit leather. I think I’ll try snow peas tomorrow.

  3. Teresa S says:

    I love dehydrated Pineapples too. I have to try and make them in the oven, I don’t have a dehydrator yet. I will have to add freeze dried pineapples to my #10 stash, that would be wonderful to have in an emergency as a sweet treat.

  4. Mary F. says:

    I would love to learn how to dehydrate blueberries, blackberries, figs, mayhaws, and/or peaches. Our local fruit farm will soon be open for picking tons of delicious fruit. As a side note, I appreciate your previous post on tomatoes since I have five tomato plants producing.

  5. vivian montgomery says:

    It is always easy to dehydrate fresh tomatoes when they come into season, especially if you grow them and it turns out you have too many. they can be stored and tossed into cooking pots or chopped up with sauce. love your ideas Linda. Lot’s of love.
    vivian M
    Cincinnati Oh

    • Hi Vivian, I think we all learn stuff from each other! I even freeze tomatoes, skins and all. But I hate to use my freezer in case of power outage. Using a dehydrator is safer for me as well! Lots of love! Linda

    • I dehydrate tomatoes then submerse them in olive oil with a clove or two of garlic that I have smashed a bit.
      Then, when I want a pizza or pesto, I drain the tomato pieces and use them. I save the oil to use when making pasta or other “Italian” style dish that calls for olive oil and garlic. Yum!

  6. Now I see why my pineapples took so long, cute too large of chunks. Thanks girl.

  7. Just about every week a local grocery store has prepped bowls of fruit – watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe as well as fresh pineapple. I eliminate the waste of the rinds as I don’t have a garden to compost it nor chickens to enjoy the rinds. SO, getting precut/prepared bowls lets me get right down to business when I get home. I haven’t bothered with DH melons – I eat them too fast but the pineapple – well, I prefer pineapple dried rather than fresh anyway.

  8. I love pineapple . It also has anti inflammatory properties. I wonder if you could dehydrate canned pineapple packed in water ? I just might have to try that. I have arthritis so I keep cans of pineapple on hand for when I can’t get fresh. Dehydrated would be easy to carry with me. I love your articles and always find something new. 

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