Tips for Drying Pineapples

Dried pineapples can be enjoyed as a snack or used in baking recipes. You can dry pineapples in a dehydrator, microwave or by using the traditional method. Use a knife to peel off the skin of the fruit. Take out the entire outer skin. Get rid of the pineapple core and cut it into half inch pieces. 

Drying in a Dehydrator or Microwave

Cut the fruit into small pieces to increase the rate of drying. Place the pineapple pieces on the tray of a dehydrator.  Set the temperature at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue the process for about 6 to 16 hours. Check the fruit after regular intervals. Switch off the dehydrator when the pineapple is completely free from moisture. 

The same process can be carried out in a microwave oven. Place the fruit pieces inside the oven and set the temperature at 50 degrees. The process will take 6 to 8 hours.

Traditional Method

Slice the fruit and attach the small pieces to a cotton string. Allow it to dry in the sun. Knot the thread to maintain distance between two slices. Let it dry till it is completely devoid of moisture. The process will take 1 to 2 weeks.