Dehydrating Pears and Apples
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Last year for Christmas, I received an Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer, 8 Qt (amazon link). It has been one of my most used Christmas gifts ever. This fall I have been dehydrating pears and apples using the dehydrating function and it is such an easy and delicious way to preserve fresh fruit.
I started out dehydrating pears when a friend gave us a bushel of pears, but have now dehydrated apples too. I dehydrate apples the exact same way as pears which you can see in the video below.
2 to 3 Apples or Pears
Peel fruit, core and slice thin. Place in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer, 8 Qt (amazon link). Use the dehydrate function for 7 hours at 135 degrees F.
Can you use perforated parchment circles for the air fryer when dehydrating fruit?
This topic came up in the comments on my youtube video so I ordered some perforated parchment circles to try and here is my experience.
I finally bought some air fryer perforated parchment circles. I did not measure the diameter of my Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer before ordering and ordered these Zulay parchment circles (amazon link) in 9 inch circles. They did come in a handy pouch with a basting brush. They were bigger than my machine, but I just let them curl up the sides a little and they are awesome for ease of use and having a non-stick surface. I have since used the parchment circles when dehydrating fruit and they make clean-up so easy.
I just measured the actual diameter of my air fryer basket and it is 8 inches so next time I will order something like these parchment circles (amazon link) in the 8 inch size.
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11/6/2020 05:46:48 am
Thanks for the recipe!
12/28/2020 06:19:51 pm
Do you treat the fruit with anything first of just slice and put on the rack? How thin do you slice the fruit? I would like to try this, have never done it before. Thank you for any help you can give me. I just got my first instant pot duo crisp 8qt. with air fryer for Christmas and love it. My 2year old 6gt. pressure cooker gave up the ghost so I went with the instant pot and so far love it. Thanks
12/28/2020 07:55:22 pm
I don't treat the fruit with anything. I like about a 1/4 inch slice. You can make them thinner or thicker. I would try different batches with different thicknesses and see what is your favorite. Congrats on the new instant pot! It's a wonderful appliance. The apples or pears may stick a little, but any little bits that stick wash off easily. I haven't tried them yet, but I have seen perforated parchment circles on amazon for use in an air fryer. I may order some and try them sometime. You may find the video in this post helpful. Have fun dehydrating!
1/23/2021 08:30:46 am
Thanks for the video! I got the Instant Pot Duo Crisp as a birthday present, am going to try your technique but with bananas.
1/25/2021 07:16:39 pm
What a great birthday present. I would love to hear how they turn out. I just bought a bunch of mangos on sale and am thinking of trying them too.
1/26/2021 07:36:32 am
They turned out really well, very sweet like candy.
3/4/2021 09:20:30 am
Do you use the air fryer lid or the pressure cooker lid?
3/24/2021 03:30:56 am
Have you used blueberries? Or cranberries?
3/24/2021 09:42:34 am
I haven't tried any berries yet, but that is a good idea. If you try berries I would love to hear how you did it and how they turned out.
5/3/2022 06:08:08 am
I do not have the option dehydrator on my instant pot. I did order the accessories to turn my instant pot into a dehydrator/air fryer. Am I still able to use it for that capacity?
5/9/2022 08:40:30 pm
9/27/2022 02:12:14 pm
Does it have to be a single layer? Or can you fill it up?
9/28/2022 06:48:42 am
It will work better in a single layer, but I have gotten impatient before and piled in a few more and I still had good results. I wouldn't put in a thick layer as it would probably take a really long time to dehydrate.
Susanne April Hansen
1/22/2023 09:58:55 am
Thank you do much for showing how to use the dehydrater on the instant pot. Received the pro crisp plus airfryer ror Christmas and I’m trying the different functions. It’s a little try and miss if I don’t find info videos like yours. So Thank you!
1/22/2023 04:04:13 pm
Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you have fun using your new instant pot. Your comment made my day!
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