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DIY Oven-Dried Fruit for Your Cheeseplate


It’s true — you don’t need a dehydrator to make great dried fruit at home. Since it’s summer, farmer’s markets everywhere are overflowing with ripe berries, stone fruit, and more. Time to take advantage of the bounty, and spice up your cheeseplate!

We’re glad to know that we don’t necessarily need a dehydrator to dry fruit. Using the oven is less energy efficient, but if we’re only making a few batches of dried fruit a year, we don’t see the need to add another gadget to our collection. Plus, if we can find a few extra oven shelves, we can dry several batches at once.

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Photo by Emma Christensen

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.