OK- so there is a really awesome photo of dried strawberries I found on Pinterest that literally makes my mouth water every time I see it…SO I decided to give it a try.

I used halved strawberries, bluberries and slices of mangos…put them on a baking sheet, seasoned with a little sugar and salt, then popped them in the oven at 210 degrees for about 5 hours (a bit longer than directed but they were definitely not done at the 3 hours mark).

Sad to report that there is no way in HE-double hockey sticks that you can make these delicious looking strawberries in your oven.  They were sour (despite the added sugar), shriveled and lacked that dry chewy texture that I was so longing for.

I am going to steal my mom’s dehydrator and give it another whirl! Lesson learned…and I didn’t even bother taking an “after” photo, ew.