Making fruit jerky in a dehydrator

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  1. GGTBod

    GGTBod One chance at life and this is it so lap it up Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    I just finished making my first batch of fruit leather (fruit jerky)

    I started by lining the trays of the dehydrator with greaseproof paper

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    Washed my selected fruit and prepped a 2ltr mason jar for my hand blender by removing the lid, for my jerky i was using 5 black plums, 5 English Cox apples, 3 bananas and 2 tablespoons of Trinidad Scorpian Moruga chilli sauce

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    I cored the apples, de-stoned the plums and peeled the bananas and stuck them in the jar and blended them to a purée and then added the chilli sauce and blended it in

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    I spooned this onto the greaseproof paper and spread out to about 1/4 inch thickness

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    Set the temp to 46c (115f) and set it off for 13 hours, every 2 hours i took the bottom tray and moved it to the top of the stack to ensure even drying, when it was dry to the touch i removed from the machine and rolled up the paper with the leather on before it cooled, once cool i popped the rolls of fruit leather on a plastic foodbag

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    When you want to eat it you just peel it off the paper and roll into a tube and you have fruit roll-up

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    They are so delicious i only have 3 left from 10, the addition of the chilli sauce gave it a proper tangy zing to the fruity sweetness, next time i think i will use pineapple and peaches and cinnamon, currently hundreds of possible varieties circling my brain
     
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    I see Alpinos is still in the game ;)

    When you're done with it, I'll send you some more :byn:
     
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    Hac that shit is the hottest chilli sauce i've ever had, the Bhut jolokia one was hot but the trinidad scorpion one is bottled lava
     
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    These guys know how to make a good sauce :awetrip:
     
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    I told you i add chilli sauce to just about everything lol even fruit
     
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    Weller Student of Nature Moderator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    That´s titties Rob. I´d never heard of fruit jerky until now.
     
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    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    That looks good as hell, man! I've got to try that soon.
     
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    It's lovely stuff i can't wait to make more varieties, making this is gonna enable me to take a shit load of fruit with me when i am out wild camping and kayaking, just got a big bag of kiwi fruits today i'm gonna blitz them up with the skins on and mix in a few bananas and maybe a couple of pears, i need to get to the market and grab a big bag of better value fruit like pineapples n mangoes
     
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    I just blitzed up 7 kiwi (skins and all) and 5 bananas and stuck it in the dehydrator, hopefully this batch will last more than 2 days, saying that eating that much fruit in 2 days would be a good thing
     
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    Will this work with citrus fruits? I´m thinking i´d need to add a little sweetness to balance the sharpness? I´m curious because we have a lot of lemon and orange starting to ripen here.