Kiwis were on sale and well I can’t pass up a deal. Plus I am always looking for ways to make healthy treats to have on hand for family, friends and guests. Plus dehydrated fruit goes well into gift baskets.
Dried kiwi taste a bit tart. If you would like a sweeter treat sprinkle with fine sugar as soon as they are done dehydrating. Let them cool before packaging.
Gather up your supplies kiwi, knife, dehydrator or you may use your oven.
Wash kiwi. Peel kiwi and slice into 1/4 inch slices. If you have an egg slicer this works really well. Just don’t slice them to thin, they will burn.
If you want to keep the bright green color of your kiwi make a simple ascorbic acid dip. One cup water and 2 tablespoon ascorbic acid. Stir to mix. Dip your kiwi slices into the mixture.
Place kiwi slice onto your trays. Don’t overcrowd or overlap slices.
Dry on 135 degrees. Watch so they don’t burn. We like our somewhat chewy not crunchy. I like to check mine every 30 minutes. They should be dry to the touch.
Store in airtight container or bag. Don’t refrigerate.
You now have healthy snacks that you will feel good about giving your family. ENJOY!