Friday, December 19

Gluten Free Fruit Recipes! Win A Nesco Electric Dehydrator & Jerky Maker.



The Nesco/All American Dehydrator is probably one of the easiest appliances I have ever used. If you are a health food guru, or just a beginner, it's all the same. Any one can use this machine.



All I did was open the box, removed the dehydrator, and cleaned the four separate trays off. Next came the fun part, I started to prepare my fruits.



If you have younger kids, or even school aged kids, this dehydrator would make the perfect back to school snacks. Even on the run, and out the door for breakfast. Jerky for protein, and Fruits like apples that's full of fiber would be healthy & filling. Along with blueberries, and strawberries that are full of vitamins they can easily eat with no mess would be ideal too. Any fruit you like, you can dry!

It is also a Jerky Maker, and came with packs of seasoning for that as well. I plan on making chicken, and turkey beef sticks. Maybe even some turkey ones after Thanksgiving with leftovers. Be prepared to see more posts of me creating awesome things with this machine.



I'm using it to make dried snacks for my 19 month old, He refuses to eat "wet" foods, so I get his vitamins in by dried fruits. When dried properly fruits can have a great source of Vitamin A & C, along with the daily fiber for a healthy body.

This is my first time using a dehydrator, so I am just a beginner. I prepared Strawberries, Blueberries, & Fiji Apples. After washing them off. The Strawberries, and Apples(I soaked in water with Cinnamon) were sliced thin. They are not to overlap while on the dehydrator trays. The blueberries I just placed on whole, where ever, I did try to make it look pretty.



I also puree'd blueberries in the blender to make my own blueberry fruit leather. I buy fruit leather all the time, and have never made my own. This is more so for me, than the kids! You don't even have to use sugar in it, the fruit has it's own natural sugar. If the fruits you use are tart, consider using Honey. I love BeeFree Honey (apple honey.) This kit came with a make your own fruit roll up plastic tray with a special no spill over lip.



Over all it takes about 10-12 hours for the fruits I chose.

What is also great about this machine is that the top tells you what temperature to use to dry certain things. There is also a recipe book with easy to follow ideas, like, Orange Julius, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and Pina Colada Fruit Roll Ups.



This was a fun review, If you know how to slice fruit, YOU CAN make your own dried fruit. If you know how to push "puree" on your blender. YOU CAN make your own fruit leather. Don't be afraid to try something new.


My Blueberry Fruit Leather!!!! Turned out great!!!! I used just blueberry puree I made, added a drop of BeeFree Honey (Apple Honey) for extra sweetness. It would've been good without the honey too, but I love things sweet.


My Strawberry Chips!!!!! They dried faster than the rest, but I love them crunchy, so I left them in longer.


My Cinnamon Apple Chips!!!!! The aroma that came off of these while they dehydrated was just beautiful. I like my Apple Chips with the skin on. These are so delicious.


These are the Goodies I dehydrated over night, and woke up too.

The whole blueberries take a little longer, so I've puree'd some strawberries to make strawberry fruit leather with since I have extra trays available again.

I really love the fruit leather. I'm going to make my own Pumpkin Pie leather, Apple pie leather.. Peach cobbler leather.. I seriously, am addicted to the fruit leather.


Interesting Stats about the machine;

The machine itself is 500 watts, top mounted 2,100-rpm fan. That means it dries faster with more power, and you get results in hours, not days.

The patented Converga-Flow action provides even heat distribution, no need to rotate trays. No worries about flavors mixing.

Adjustable thermostat (95F-155F) used for Precision drying for the best quality for perfect fruit, vegetables, herbs, and jerky.
Opaque Vita-Save exterior for exclusive light-blocking in preserving vitamins, and minerals.

Expandable, even tho it comes with 4 trays, This model can operate with 12 trays, and automatically adjusts the pressure itself.


Here's your chance to Win A Dehydrator!!
Giveaway Begins 12:01 AM 7/30/2012 &  Ends 12:01AM  8/30/12,
WINNER IS CHOSEN BY RANDOM ON RAFFLECOPTER, WILL EMAIL WINNER WITHIN 24HOURS, WINNER HAS 7DAYS TO REPLY, OR NEW WINNER IS CHOSEN.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I want to thank Nesco/All American Harvest for such a wonderful, easy to use machine. And, also a bigger thanks for Sponsoring this Review, & Giveaway. Thank you Nesco!!!! I am in love with my dehydrator.

**Receiving the Dehydrator for free from Nesco did not sway my opinion on dried fruit. I have always loved dried fruit, and been curious on how to make my own. Honestly, If It wasn't good, I would have said so. I've had nothing but a positive experience using this machine. Links posted are up to the reader to click in reference to more information on the machine.**..More About My Blog Disclosure.

70 comments:

  1. YOU made your own fruit leather!?! Wow that is AWESOME! I love dried fruits. I add them to trail mix :) My kids love apple and bananas chips.

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  2. NICE!! I want blueberry fruit leather!! Plus KNOWING what you are eating is awesome!

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  3. Great review and thanks for all the information. The dried fruits look good.

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  4. This is awesome, my family would benefit from one of these! with 7 kids in the house and a grandbaby on the way, this would be perfect!

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  5. How cool! I didnt realize how much you could do with one of those!

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  6. I never realized you could make fruit leather, okay, I knew it had to be made some how, I just didn't know I would be able to do it. Thank you. I have to have one.

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  7. That is awesome, I want a dehydrator so bad!! Everything you made is really yummy, I always wondered how to make fruit leather! lol :) Great post

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  8. I would really love to have this! But, seems I can never get my printer wonder how I could get this either! BUT, I am going to sooner or later. I like the post, its great Angel. I love how Sy is looking at the fruits, he's interested, and so adorable.

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  9. The fruit looks delicious!

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  10. wow. This is the first time ever seeing something like this and I am impressed. I would love to try one. My kids love fruit and this would be great to use and less expensive than already made ones. Great review.

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  11. I can barely stand myself! Start the giveaway already! This looks amazing and I'm dying for some dried fruit!

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  12. I would make my own fruit leather!

    Pie leather!

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  13. I am so excited for this giveaway, I hope I win I've wanted a dehydrator for so long now! The first thing I would make is dehydrated fruit for trail mix and snacking! After that I would make dehydrated veggies for making veggie soup!

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  14. I would love to have one of these. I used to have one but lost it in the move.

    First thing I would make would be a beef jerky.

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  15. I want to make dried nana chips!!

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  16. I would like to make fruit leather and beef jerky

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  17. I would love to have this to make deer jerky. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  18. Jerky of all Kinds, Dried Fruit, LOTS OF THINGS!~

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  19. the fruit leather and dried apples look awesome!

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  20. If I were to win the dehydrator, I would make my own fruit trail mix and also try my hand at homemade fruit rollups for the kids! Just to start....

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  21. I love dried fruit, but I would like to try venison jerky!

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  22. The hubster is a big fan of jerky, and the girl and I are wanting to make dried fruit. I also want to make veggie powders to cook with- this is perfect timing!

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  23. Wow, what WOULDN'T I make with it? I'd really like to dry mushrooms, since dried mushrooms are expensive...

    MJ Moore
    butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I would love having the dehydrator to make jerky and fruit chips!

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  25. I would make so many banana chips that my whole family would turn yellow and then I'd even them back out to normal by making an equal amount of various kinds of beef jerky and then I would dehydrate a bunch of herbs and make my spices less crumby and then I'd send you a batch b/c I love you SO much. <3

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  26. I'd make banana chips... and probably everything else!

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  27. I would make jerky & dried fruit .. gotta try the home made fruit rolls ups hubby loves those things

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  28. i like both pages Rafflecopter won't load right now :( debbie2free@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh no! I will add you in later, I hope it works again soon.

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  29. I love to dehydrate. Never did the fruit rolls yet. Looks easy! Thanks for posting!

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  30. Mmmm....fruit leather and apple chips! Count me in! Hope to be able to make these things soon!

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  31. yummy own fruit wraps belts

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  32. I would make Beef Jerky, watermelon and bananas!

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  33. I would make Beef Jerky & Cinnamon Apple Chips

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  34. Beef jerky, persimmons, and fruit leather.

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  35. I Entered MommaSess's 6-in-1 Nesco Pressure Cooker Review/Giveaway!!

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  36. I'm still drooling over this...either way I'll get one, soon, but want to win this so I can buy the pressure cooker, because I'd like to have both of them.

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  37. I entered Greenvics giveaway and MommaSess too :)

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  38. Mmmm, everything looks so tasty!!! I've never been a dried food kind of person but I would start with one of these!!

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  39. I would make Beef Jerky and Banana Chips.

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

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  40. I'd definitely make beef jerky with this and use it to experiment with new snacks! :)

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  41. i hope i win this

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  42. OH MAN! I almost forgot to keep sharing this! WANT WANT!!!

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  43. I want it too! lol I would make all kinds of dried fruit..my boys and my bunnies would love that!!

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  44. I would love to try drying fruits for the family to have healthy foods to snack to snack on!

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  45. I would love to make my own apple chips!

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  46. It takes a long time but you MUST do dehydrated watermelon!!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  47. I have been dying to make my own jerky

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  48. I would use it to dry fruit.
    tammydodson21@rocketmail.com

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  49. I'd use it to make all kinds of dehydrated fruits for me and my family

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  50. I'd dehydrate kale for Kale chips first, then I'd try all kinds of fruits and veggies. Then fruit leathers and who knows what else.

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  51. I would totally make my own fruit leather!

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  52. Ahhh, You all made me hungry! I wish I had more to giveaway! Winner has been announced, Congrats Kelly!!

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  53. THANKS SO MUCH!!!! My dehydrator showed up a few days ago in perfect condition! XOXOXOXOXO

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