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Dried Fruit in the Oven

How to make your own preservative-free, no sugar added dried fruit in your oven, without any special equipment.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins


  • Fruit pits or cores removed (if applicable) and sliced (if applicable)


  • Heat oven to 200°F, using the convection mode if available.
  • Lay fruit onto a baking rack set over top of a rimmed baking sheet. If fruit is too small for a baking rack (like cherries, blueberries or cranberries), bake directly on a baking sheet that is lined with a silicone baking liner or parchment to prevent sticking.
  • Baking time depends on the fruit you are using. Check on the fruit every hour or so. Remove fruit from oven when the desired dryness is reached. Allow fruit to cool, then store in airtight bags or containers. If you plan to store the fruit for a long period of time, keep in the freezer to prevent mold.