Let’s talk watermelon!
If there is one fruit that captures the essence of summer, it’s watermelon! You’ll find it served as a sorbet, popsicle, thrown in salads, my personal favorite is chocolate dipped and my new favorite?
Before you start telling yourself you can’t make it because you don’t own a dehydrator, think again, because you can actually make this in an everyday oven! Bonus, it’s a great way to salvage watermelon that’s on it’s way out. Over ripe watermelon will take on a grainy texture, which can be less desirable for most people. Why does this happen? The watermelon is simply drying out and alters the texture.
If your watermelon is getting grainy, simply slice it and throw it in the oven!
When it comes to homemade dried fruit it can take upwards of 2hrs to finish. In a dehydrator though, it can take even longer. Keeping that in mind, there were recipes that required upwards of 24 hours to dehydrate watermelon.
However, you can skip all that, throw it in the oven and have some ready to enjoy in just a few hours. The trick? The right temperature and thickness of the watermelon. If you slice big chunks, you’re going to be waiting a century to have it fully dry out. Don’t slice too thick!
What else can you do with dried watermelon? Coat it in sugar free chocolate! Honestly though, it’s so good just as is!
What’s great about this recipe? Everything! It’s quick, easy, mitigates waste, is the perfect snack, packs tons of watermelon flavor, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season, can be throw in granola or trail mix, and even everyday cereal for a flavor punch!
If you love all things watermelon, you have to try this recipe for Dried Watermelon!
Why this recipe is great:
Perfect as a snack
Perfect for any season