It is so easy to learn how to make raisins in a dehydrator.
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.
You can eat raisins by the handful or put them into other foods such as oatmeal cookies.
Some people choose to can grapes, but today I am going to teach you how to dehydrate grapes – 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 a video as well as step-by-step instructions on how to make raisins from grapes.
How To Make Raisins In A Dehydrator
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
I highly recommend the following articles:
- How To Make Homemade Maraschino Cherries
- Cinnamon Chocolate Mint Fruit Cocktail Recipe
- How To Can Broccoli
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