Dehydrated kiwi is a tasty and healthy snack that is easy to make at home. Instructions included for using a dehydrator or an oven.
Dehydrating is a great way to preserve the natural sweetness and flavor of kiwi. This process reduces its water content, giving it a much longer shelf life.
I personally love dehydrated kiwi chips because they are a convenient on-the-go snack and can also be used as a topping for yogurt bowls, smoothies, desserts, and even salads.
To make dehydrated kiwi, all you need are fresh kiwis, a sharp knife, and a dehydrator. The process involves slicing the fruit into thin rounds and drying them until they become crispy and chewy.
It’s a simple and straightforward recipe that requires minimal prep and yields delicious results!
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If you don’t have a dehydrator, I’m also going to add instructions to use your home oven. I personally prefer to use my dehydrator because it is more energy efficient than my oven, but the end result is the same no matter which one you use.
Regardless, whether you’re a kiwi lover looking for a healthy snack alternative or just want to try a novel culinary experiment, I hope you enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of this tropical fruit in a new and tasty way with these kiwi chips!
- Kiwis – Any ripe kiwi will do. I have used both gold and green varieties with great success.
- Sugar (optional) – Some people like to toss the sliced kiwi with a tablespoon or two of sugar to make the dehydrated chips sweeter.
- Lemon juice (optional) – Coating the kiwi slices in a few tablespoons of lemon juice can help prevent browning.
How To Make
- Wash & dry the fruit. Peel, if desired, then slice.
- At this point, if you wish to add sugar or lemon juice place the slices in a bowl and gently toss to combine.
- Place kiwi slices on dehydrator trays (or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if using an oven). Ensure that none of them are touching so that they dry evenly.
- Dehydrate at 135°F for 6-8 hours.
- Choose ripe kiwis. Ripe kiwis are sweeter and more flavorful, making them ideal for dehydrating. Look for kiwis that are firm but slightly soft to the touch.
- Slice evenly. It’s important to slice the kiwis into even rounds to ensure that they dehydrate at the same rate. Use a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer to get consistent slices.
- Single layer. Arrange the kiwi slices in a single layer on the dehydrator trays, making sure that they don’t overlap. This will ensure that they dry evenly and prevent sticking.
- Time & temp. Set your dehydrator to 135°F and let the kiwi slices dry for 6-8 hours, or until they are crispy and chewy. Keep an eye on them during the last hour of dehydrating to ensure that they don’t over-dry and become brittle.
It’s fun to have different options to choose from and to mix and match when using them as toppings!Print
1–2 Tablespoons Sugar (optional)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (optional)
Wash and dry the kiwis. Peel them if desired, or leave the skin on for added fiber and texture.
Slice the kiwis into 1/4″ thick rounds using a sharp knife or mandolin.
If desired, toss the kiwi slices with a little bit of lemon juice and/or sugar.
Arrange the kiwi slices in a single layer on the dehydrator trays, making sure that they don’t overlap. If using an oven, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Dehydrate at 135°F. Let the kiwi slices dry for 6-8 hours, or until they are crispy and chewy. Keep an eye on them during the last hour or two of dehydrating to ensure that they don’t over-dry and become brittle.
Once the kiwi slices are done, remove them from the dehydrator or oven and let them cool to room temperature.
Store the dehydrated kiwi slices in an airtight container. They can be stored at room temperature for up to a month, or in the refrigerator for up to six months.