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?
- Hamburgers with a pineapple ring
- Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
- Watergate Salad
- Baked ham with pineapple slices
- Pineapple Fruit Salad
- Delicious in smoothies
- Great snacks for lunch boxes
How To Dehydrate Pineapple
Here is the finished product. These dehydrated pineapple pieces are ready to take camping, hiking or just to snack on!
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.” https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/dry/pack_store.html
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.
Shelf-Life Of Home Dehydrated Pineapple?
As a Master Canner, Preserver I can safely say they will store well for one year.
- 1-3 pineapples, clean, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
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:
- Dehydrating Apples
- Dehydrating Bananas
- Dehydrating Blackberries and Powder
- Dehydrating Blueberries and Powder
- Dehydrating Cilantro
- Dehydrating Cucumbers and Powder
- Dehydrating Ginger and Powder
- Dehydrating Green Onions and Powder
- Dehydrating Kale and Kale Powder
- Dehydrating Kiwi
- Dehydrating Lemons and Powder
- Dehydrating Marshmallows
- Dehydrating Peppermint Marshmallows and Powder
- Dehydrating Mushrooms and Mushroom Powder
- Dehydrating Onions and Powder
- Dehydrating Pears
- Dehydrating Pineapple
- Dehydrating Raspberries and Powder
- Dehydrating Spinach and Powder
- Dehydrating Strawberries
- Dehydrating Tomatoes and Powder
- Dehydrating Watermelon
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