How To Dehydrate Citrus Slices (Lemons, Limes, Oranges)

Dehydrating citrus slices like lemons, limes, and oranges is a great way to preserve them for future use. This recipe includes instructions for using a dehydrator or oven.

Our backyard is full of citrus trees which often leaves us with an abundance of lemons, limes, and oranges. I’m not complaining – it is certainly a good problem to have! 

One of the ways we like to use and preserve our citrus is by slicing and dehydrating them. It’s really easy and there are so many things you can do with them throughout the year! 

Ways To Use Dehydrated Lemon, Lime, & Orange Slices

  • Use as a garnish on cocktails, like our Green Juice Margarita
  • Add to glasses of water for flavor
  • Make lemonade, limeade, or orangeade
  • Grind into a powder and save to flavor baked goods, soups, sauces, meats, and vegetables
  • Add to tea to infuse a citrus flavor
  • Make Citrus Salt for using on margaritas

How To Dehydrate Citrus

We like to use our dehydrator for this recipe, but if you don’t have one I have also included instructions for dehydrating citrus in the oven.

I highly recommend using a sharp paring knife to slice the citrus for this recipe. It is important that you cut the slices evenly and at a uniform 1/4″ so that it dehydrates evenly and at the right time. 

If you are going the oven method you will need a large sheet pan and an oven-safe cooling rack. If you don’t have a cooling rack you can place the slices directly on the pan, but I’ve found they dehydrate much better/evenly if they are on a rack. 

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Source: Cooking with Janica


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