Recipe Box, Oven-Dried Strawberries

Do you ever open your fridge and see sad strawberries?

You know, bruised berries or berries a little past their prime?

Don’t toss them out!

You can bake them in the oven to dry them and extend their life

After baking put them in a jar and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days!

I saw this recipe for oven dried strawberries while flipping through Bon Appétit magazine {8/17}

This is the SIMPLE issue, and it’s definitely worth a look, every recipe is 5 ingredients or less

Bon Appétit has finally realized that today’s cook doesn’t have all day to spend in the kitchen  🍾

The great thing about these berries is that you can vary the drying time by adjusting the time spent in the oven.  I baked mine for the recommended 20 minutes and they were dry around the edges but still soft and a little juicy in the middle

These are wonderful additions to salad, yogurt, cereal, ice cream, baked goods

If you want to add them to snack or trail mix, you might want to increase baking time so they won’t be so sticky

It’s so handy to have a jar of berries at your fingertips for last minute additions!

adapted from Bon Appétit magazine 8/17

Oven Dried Strawberries

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
draining time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 2 T sugar*


  • Cut off stems and then cut berries into 1/2s or 1/4s. Place them in a bowl and toss with sugar. Let berries sit for 30 minutes to release juice. Bake berries in a single layer on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet at 180-200 degrees, for 20 minutes**
  • The berries will darken in color, be dry around the edges and still slightly moist and soft in the center.
  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 10 days.


*if berries are very sweet decrease amount of sugar
**adjust baking time for more or less moisture content in dried berry
Great for salads, breakfast cereal, yogurt toppings, ice cream, snacks


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21 Responses to “Recipe Box, Oven-Dried Strawberries”
  1. Jodi says:

    Such a great idea. Berries don’t last very long so this is a great tip.

  2. Great idea!

    Johanne Lamarche


  3. Jenna, how easy is this! I can see so many uses for dried strawberries! Thanks for sharing a way that we can keeep strawberries a little while longer!

  4. I just happen to have some “sad” strawberries in my refrigerator! Great tip.

  5. Cynthia Raines says:

    Thank you! Will pin for sure!

  6. Great tip! I need to pick-up a copy of this magazine, too. Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    I saw this recently in my Bon Appétit Magazine – I wasn’t sure about it but you have convinced me to try it! 🍓☺️ I like your painted version too! ❤️

  8. Mary says:

    Great tip Jenna! I usually toss mine in the freezer to add to our morning smoothies when strawberries start to go a little south 🙂

  9. chrisscheuer415 says:

    Very cool! I saw this in Bon Appétit too and wondered how they would turn out. Thanks for checking it out Jenna 🙂

  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I cannot tell you how many times I have indeed thrown out “sad” strawberries. Thanks, as well, for mentioning this issue of Bon Appétit. I had given up my subscription because the recipes has just become ridiculous. Hopefully this is a nice, new direction for them.

  11. Printing this because I have to try it! And You and I think the same thing about Bon Appétit. I think sometimes they believe women love spending all afternoon cooking one meal. LOL

  12. Carol says:

    What a smart and frugal idea! Pinned and shared

  13. Kitty says:

    Now, isn’t that I good idea? I have never tried that with strawberries, Jenna, but will be sure to remember to do that.

  14. Miz Helen says:

    This looks like a really fun project to try, I have never had dried strawberries. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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