Dehydrating fruit in the air fryer is a great way to preserve the fruit. Learn how to dehydrate fruit in the air fryer, and preserve your own fruit at home.

Dehydrating fruit helps to keep the fruit for much longer, and can be a great way to help prevent food waste.

Some may not be aware that they can dehydrate in the air fryer. Only use an air fryer for dehydrating however, if it has a dehydration function.

The dehydrating temperature is lower than the standard cooking temperature. This low heat will help to remove the moisture from the fruit and dry it.

The best temperature to dehydrate fruit is at 135°F. This is the veggie and fruit setting for dehydrating on our standard older model dehydrator.

Drying your own  fruit allows you to keep it free of preservatives, save on food waste, save money, preserve nutrients, and make an easy to store portable snack.

The best fruit to dehydrate are often those with less moisture content, although higher moisture fruit can also be dried this way as well.

The length of time it takes to dehydrate fruit in the air fryer is dependent on the type of fruit that you will be using, as well as the thickness of the slices.

Slice the fruit evenly. This is the key to even dehydrating.

Dip fruit at risk for oxidizing into lemon water. This water is made by adding lemon juice to water at approximately 1:3 ratio.

Spray the basket or dehydrator racks with a non stick spray before placing the fruit in the baskets of the air fryer, to help prevent sticking of the final product.

Place the fruit flat on the air fryer basket for even dehydrating.

Dehydrate at 135°F for 3 to 8 hours. Drying times vary with each fruit and the thickness of the slices.

Check on your fruit throughout the dehydrating process, and remove from the dehydrator once fully dry.

Store in air tight containers in a cool location for up to six months.

For more information see the full tutorial!