Dehydrated Dragonfruit – Cooking With Janica
Preserve dragon fruit by slicing and dehydrating with this easy recipe. Use later in cooking recipes, as a cocktail garnish or to infuse water and other beverages.
Do you have more fresh dragon fruit on hand than you can eat before it spoils? There may have been a sale at the store and you’re wondering how to make the most of it.
Or, you might be wondering how you can save dragon fruit to use later in the year when it’s not in season.
In all of these circumstances, the easiest thing to do is to slice and dehydrate the dragon fruit. Then you can store it for several months, using it as needed without any waste.
- Dragon fruit – There are several different varieties of dragon fruit that have different colored skin and flesh. Any type will work in this recipe.
- Lemon juice – Using freshly squeezed lemon juice on fruit slices helps prevent them from browning. It does not affect the flavor.
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How to do
Slice your dragon fruit about 1/8″ apart. I use a mandolin to make sure my slices are all the same thickness.
2. Cover each side of your dragon fruit with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
3. Arrange the slices on the trays of your dehydrator.
4. Dehydrate at 135F for 12 hours.
- The skin is completely edible and I think it looks aesthetically pleasing. You can, however, peel the dragon fruit before dehydrating it if you prefer.
- Want some dragon fruit powder? Grind the dehydrated slices with a mortar and pestle or in a food processor until you get a fine powder.
1 Dragon fruit
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Slice the dragon fruit into slices about 1/8″ thick with a mandolin or a sharp chef’s knife.
Coat each side of the slices with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Lay the slices on the trays of your dehydrator, making sure none of them are touching.
Dehydrate at 135F for 12 hours.