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dehydrating cantaloupe

Discussion in 'Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Mr_Yan, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Mr_Yan

    Mr_Yan Well-Known Member

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    @w_r_ranch any tips for dehydrating cantaloupe? Last week it seemed like it took a really long time. Ultimately I want 1/4" cubes to use for granola bars. Should I slice in rounds dehydrate a little then dice further and complete dehydrating?
     
  2. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    I would slice them 1/4 -3/8" thick & then dehydrate them. When you make your bars, you can then dice them to whatever size you want.

    They do take longer to dehydrate, as the are 90% water...
     
  3. Mr_Yan

    Mr_Yan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @w_r_ranch

    I just sliced a melon 1/4" thick and started the dehydrator at 135 F.
     

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