How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks

How to Dehydrate Pineapple

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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 do bananas all the time. They take up less freezer space.

Is Pineapple Good For Me?

  • Alleviates arthritis pain
  • Helps with digestion
  • May boost immunity and suppress inflammation
  • May help speed recovery after surgery
  • Contains disease fighting antioxidants
  • Possibly reduce the chance of cancer

How Can I Use Pineapple?

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How To Dehydrate Pineapple

How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks

Here is the finished product. These dehydrated pineapple pieces are ready to take camping, hiking or just to snack on!

How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks

How Do I Store My Dehydrated Pineapple?

How To Condition Your Fruit or Vegetables

If you live where it is HUMID: “To condition the fruit, take the dried fruit that has cooled and pack it loosely in plastic or glass jars. Seal the containers and let them stand for 7 to 10 days. The excess moisture in some pieces will be absorbed by the drier pieces. Shake the jars daily to separate the pieces and check the moisture condensation.”

I live in the DRY DESERT: I set my fruit and vegetables on my countertop for 5-7 days. Ten days is even better to make sure everything is dry before using your FoodSaver unit.

I personally use quart mason jars and seal them with my FoodSaver as shown below.

How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks

Shelf-Life Of Home Dehydrated Pineapple?

As a Master Canner, Preserver I can safely say they will store well for one year.

How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks
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How To Dehydrate Pineapple-Healthy Snacks
Dehydrating Pineapple
Prep Time
10 mins
9 hrs
Total Time
9 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1-3 pineapples, clean, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  1. You slice the spears into 1/4 to 1/2 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. These 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!

Here are other Dehydrating Posts I have Done:

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Final Word

No preservatives or chemicals, just a healthy snack for our family! Have you tried to dehydrate pineapple? It’s one of my favorite ones! May God Bless this world, Linda

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    1. 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

    2. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. Hi Judy, I was wondering when you use you food saver is it with the bags or jars. Also if I use the bags how do you know if it’s dehydrated enough so it won’t spoil as I would love to fill my whole dehydrator with pineapples. I love then chewy. 

    1. Hi Beth, I personally use jars and you must be careful because if not dehydrated enough it will go bad. Moldy. Be safe, vegetables you can dry and cook them, they are hard. I eat my own dehydrated pineapple within a week and store it in the frig. Linda

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you for your reply to Beth about dehydrating canned pineapple. I just dehydrated Deluxe Gold canned pineapple, one can for starters and absolutely love it dried but still a little pliable. Now I put it in a mason jar in the fridge and . . . I don’t think it will last a week!!! Love these articles on dehydrating various things. Did celery last week and made powder to use with the mayo in small amounts of chicken salad.

  8. Seeing this recipe brought back my childhood, and I swear I can taste that dehydrated pineapple we used to make when I was a kid. So good! I think it’s time to introduce it to my grandkids.

    1. Hi Marg, I’m sure you could. I have done frozen berries, just let them thaw a bit on a cookie sheet to remove the excess juices or you will have a huge sticky mess in your dehydrator. Dehydrated pineapple is the best!!! Yum! Linda

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