*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   Fruit And Vegetable Dehydration Chart
 
 Recipe By     : The Southern Living Cookbook, 1987, 8487-0709-5
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Preserving
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         ***INFORMATION***
 
 Fruit or Vegetable/                           Drying Time at 140°
              Treatment/
      Preparation
                             Storage Time
 Apples
    Peel and core; slice into                   Dry 4 to 5 hours or until
            Condition.
    1/8-inch rings. Dip in ascorbic         leathery but still pliable. No
         Store up to 6
    acid solution or steam blanch          moistness should remain in
    months.
    8 minutes; pat dry.                           center.
 
 Bananas
    Peel and slice 1/8-inch thick.           Dry 4 to 6 hours or until
            Condition.
    Dip in ascorbic acid solution;           slightly pliable but crisp.
             Store up to 4
    pat dry.
                                    months.
 
 Carrots
   Wash and scrape;                            slice Dry 2 to 4 hours or
 until         Store up to 6
   1/8-inch thick. Steam blanch 5          very tough and brittle.
          months.
 minutes; pat dry.
 
 Corn
   Husk ears and remove silk;               Dry 5 to 7 hours or until
          Store up to 8
   wash and steam blanch brittle,         stirring occasionally.
          months.
   whole ears 5 minutes.  Cut
   corn from cobs.
 
 Green Peas
   Shell and wash peas. Steam             Dry 5 to 6 hours until
         Store up to 6
   blanch 3 minutes; pat dry.                  shriveled and hard.
              months.
 
 Grapes
   Wash seedless grapes and               Dry 32 to 34 hours or until
     Condition.
   steam blanch 30 seconds or             grapes look like raisins and
     Store up to 6
   until skins crack; pat dry.                   there’s no moisture in
 center,        months.
 
 Green Beans
   Wash and string beans.                    Dry 6 to 10 hours or until
           Store up to 6 
   Diagonally slice into 1-inch                shriveled and brittle.
                 months.
   lengths. Steam blanch 4
   minutes; pat dry and freeze
   on drying tray 40 minutes.
 
 Green Peppers
   Wash, stem, and core. Cut                 Dry 9 to 11 hours or until
          Store up to 12
   into 1/2-inch cubes. Steam                 brittle.
                       months.
   blanch 3 minutes; pat dry.
 
 Nectarines
   Wash, peel, and pit; slice                    Dry 5 to 6 hours or until
               Store up to 6
   1/8-inch thick. Dip in ascorbic             leathery but still pliable.
 No            months.
   acid solution or steam blanch             moistness should remain in
   5 minutes; pat dry,                              center.
 
 Okra
   Wash and steam blanch 4                   Dry 4 to 6 hours or until
          Store up to 6
   minutes. Slice 1/4-inch thick.                tough.
                      months.
 
 Peaches
   Wash, peel, and pit; slice                     Dry 9 to 11 hours or until
              Condition.
   1/8-inch thick. Dip in ascorbic              leathery, but still pliable
 and          Store up to 6
   acid solution or steam blanch               there’s no moisture in
 center.       months.
   8 minutes; pat dry.
 
 Pineapple
   Wash, peel, and remove                       Dry 7 to 12 hours or until
            Condition.
   thorny eyes. Core and slice                  leathery and not sticky.
            Store up to 8
   crosswise 1/8-inch thick.
                            months.
 
 Tomatoes
   Wash and dip in boiling                          Dry 5 to 7 hours or
 until                Store up to 4
   water 30 seconds. Peel away              tough.
                   months. 
   skins.
   Slice 1/8-inch thick.
 
 Drying times given here are for reference only. Examine each batch off food
 carefully to determine exact doneness.
 
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