Create and preserve some healthy and delicious snacks by sun-drying fruit.
A cake-cooling rack set over a rimmed baking sheet makes a well-functioning drying tray.
Illustration by Holly Exley
Sun-drying fruit is simple and extremely cheap, just be sure the weather permits efficient drying and your fruit is protected from insects and other scavenging wildlife.
Photo by Fotolia/Hayati Kayhan
Whether you’re using a dehydrator, experimenting with sun-drying techniques or starting out with your regular oven, Teresa Marrone has complete instructions for drying dozens of foods in “The Beginner’s Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods.”