Let’s face it, raisins taste good and when you have an abundance of grapes, turning some of those grapes into raisins by dehydrating them just makes sense. It is so easy to learn how to dehydrate grapes to make raisins. You can eat raisins by the handful or put them into other foods such as oatmeal cookies.
Now you can can grapes, but today I am going to tell you how to dehydrate them – and then how to store them. They are good for up to 15 months – maybe longer – but once the 15 months are up they begin to lose color, flavor and nutrients. Below is my recipe for making homemade raisins. There are also links to products I recommend from companies I have a referral relationship with. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
How To Make Raisins
The key to knowing when the raisins are finished dehydrating is they will be somewhat leathery – think fruit leather – but not hard and there will be no pockets of moisture. The actual drying time is going to vary depending on how humid it is where you live. A good estimate is three to four days. If you are like me and prefer to turn your dehydrator off when you leave or go to bed it will take slighly longer. I feel like turning it off is a safety precaution plus only running the dehydrator when I can watch it allows me to keep a closer eye on the progress of the raisins. It is possible to over dehydrate and even burn the food in the dehydrator.
Here is my video that shows you just how to dehydrate grapes to make raisins. I hope you enjoy it!
How To Dehydrate Grapes Video
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