Eight cups of fresh tomatoes are equal to two cups of dehydrated tomatoes. Dehydrate your tomatoes in the oven or in a food dehydrator. However, if you are dehydrating cherries, herbs, or other garden goodies it may be worth your while because it takes twice the time of an oven, but your house stays cool.I use an older version of the one pictured on the left. The limiting factor is how many tomato halves fit on your cookie sheets or dehydrator rack.Depending on how big and juicy your tomatoes are and how dry you want them, it will take 6-10 hours. Check out my first post where there are lots of inspiring comments for how to enjoy tomatoes.
Make sure there is plenty of room between the tomatoes so the air can circulate.
Dehydrate the Tomatoes in the Dehydrator Put the tomatoes on the dehydrator.
What you see in this basket is a complete joke compared to what’s going on in the garden now. And today is only the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, So, we dehydrate. The process is so simple you’re going to slap your knee and exclaim, “SAY!
If you’re going the oven route, simply preheat your oven to 200, or the lowest setting.
Start by washing the tomatoes and removing any stems. Now keep reading for the oven directions or skip ahead to the dehydrator. Dehydrate the Tomatoes in the Oven Put the rack in the middle of the oven to allow for circulation.
Place the Tomato Halves on a Cookie Sheet Toss the tomatoes with a teaspoon of olive oil so they don't stick to the pan. Place the tomatoes in the oven on low heat, between 200 - 250 degrees Fahrenheit.(For more on "leathers" check out this " As a young girl of eight or nine, I used to walk barefoot down our tree-lined avenue where mum and dad's bungalow was, to visit my friend, Gillian, down the road. Tomatoes are great for many recipes, and for sauces, and puréeing.(For more on "leathers" check out this " As a young girl of eight or nine, I used to walk barefoot down our tree-lined avenue where mum and dad's bungalow was, to visit my friend, Gillian, down the road. They were harvesting and gave my DH a ton of produce to take home.Since I had a full bag of paste tomatoes and knew we'd never eat them all I decided to dry them. (We did ours over the sink to avoid messes that I would complain about for hours) 9) Turn the dehydrator on. (I’m just kidding again.) 11) Live your life to the fullest over the next 24-36 hours. Now, mine has a basic on/off switch, no settings, so I turned it on and left it alone for 24 hours. The larger slices will probably need another 6-12 hours.