Dehydrating Oranges

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I love finding ways to simplify my life and save money at the same time. I will show you how, too! Over the past 25 years I've mastered the art of making our funds go farther and purchase more. Living the dream!
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I love finding ways to make things myself. Why? Because I believe in cutting costs while having quality items in my home. Plus, I just hate to see ANYTHING wasted. If I’m throwing something in the trash, it’s like tossing dollar bills into the trash. That’s why I learned about dehydrating oranges when I was gifted 10 pounds of fruit recently.

I have to say that the bag or oranges I was gifted was…well…nasty tasting. (Sorry!) They were stringy and dry. However, I figured dehydrating them would be a great way to have zero waste and still get a useful item.

Did you know…

  • Dehydrated sliced oranges can be added to baked fish for flavor
  • Dehydrated sliced oranges can be ground down into Vitamin C powder to be added to baked bread
  • Dehydrated sliced oranges smell awesome in potpourri

Step 1 – Wash Oranges

Wash Oranges

I kept the peels for the nutritional content, so I washed the oranges well.

Step 2 – Slice Oranges

Prep Solutions Slicer

I love this Progressive International Multi Slicer!It makes perfectly spaced slices and has a guard to keep from accidentally loosing a finger. It has 2 different slice thickness blades. I chose the thicker slices for oranges.

Slicing Oranges

The slicer fits over the bowl so that the orange slices drop right down into the bowl. Easy peasy!

Slicing Oranges

 

I sliced 15 oranges in about 10 minutes.

 

Step 3 – Arrange Slices in Dehydrator

Oranges Dehydrator

 I used a Nesco American Harvest FD-28JX Jerky Xpress Dehydrator Kit with Jerky Gun.

Step 4 – Stack all the dehydrator racks into the machine and turn it on!

Nesco Dehydrator

Temperature Settings

The temperature settings are listed on the top of the dehydrator.

Settings Used

Here are the settings I used.

Step 5 – Dehydrate Slices

I let mine run for a couple of days to make the slices really crisp. Make sure they crunch if snapped in half.

Step 6 – Package Slices

I placed the dehydrated slices in mason jars. I will use them in several recipes, including grinding them up into Vitamin C powder to be used in baked bread. Yum!

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I love finding ways to simplify my life and save money at the same time. I will show you how, too! Over the past 25 years I've mastered the art of making our funds go farther and purchase more. Living the dream!

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