How to dry oranges, apples and pomegranates
Drying apples, oranges and pomegranates and other fruit is a simple, eight-step process. Drying fruit is a healthy way to maximise its lifespan and preserve its nutrition. Dried fruit can also be used in a variety of arts and crafts, such as homemade wreaths or dried flower arrangements.
Slice pomegranates, apples or oranges into slices around 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) thick. If desired, cut off the peels.
Soak the fruit in lemon juice for 20 minutes to preserve its colour.
- Drying apples, oranges and pomegranates and other fruit is a simple, eight-step process.
- Soak the fruit in lemon juice for 20 minutes to preserve its colour.
Pat the fruit dry with a cloth or paper towel.
Put the fruit slices onto a baking tray. Place in the oven.
Cook at 65 degrees C (150F) for five hours.
Check the fruit after several hours. If the edges of the slices are curling, turn them over.
- Put the fruit slices onto a baking tray.
- Check the fruit after several hours.
When the fruit is fully pliable, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
Store the dried fruit in a resealable bag or an airtight glass jar.
Charity Corkey has a B.A. in print journalism and more than four years of writing and journalism experience - including her work as a former writer and online producer for The Washington Post and The Washington Times. She is now a media coordinator for a Virginia nonprofit that provides assistance to injured troops.