Thursday, July 19, 2012

dehyrdrating cantalope

We got a surprise the other day at the grocery store, free cantalopes!  We dried three of them, and gave several away. You can read about us blessing others with cantalopes here.

Drying the melons was really easy.

Peel the melons, and slice them about 1/2 inch thick
Toss them with a little sugar. For three small melons we used about 3/4 cup sugar.
Lay them out on cookie sheets
Dry them in a very low oven overnight. We set the oven dial to just barely on (about 125 degrees)
Turn them and then let them dry on the other side for several hours.

We ended up with something sweet and chewy that tasted a bit like the dried mango that you get in a prepackaged trail mix. Over all it was a fun experience.


  1. I never thought to do this with all that cantaloupe we had recently. I think I was in one mind mode. lol Thank you for sharing this at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

  2. That looks delicious! And it's so sweet naturally, unlike a lot of the store bought dehydrated fruit.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

  3. We love dehydrated cantaloupe! I am so glad to see someone else out there doing it! Thanks for the yummy reminder!

  4. I have never heard of this, but it looks great! Thanks for linking up to Make a Move Monday again!

    Tara S Simply Made Home