Tuesday, August 24, 2021

27 Recipes Using Freeze Dried Fruit

Freeze dried fruit is a great way to preserve food for later.  You can eat freeze dried fruit plain, or learn how to use freeze dried fruit in these recipes.  

If you're a homesteader, perhaps one of the most useful skills that you can have is preserving food.  Most homesteaders can, which is a great way to preserve food for a year or two.

However, for long term storage, I recommend freeze drying.  Freeze dried food lasts up to 25 years if stored properly.

You can eat freeze dried fruit plain, or you can try one of these freeze dried fruit recipes.  These recipes are made just for freeze dried fruit, so there's no conversions necessary.

How to Use Freeze Dried Fruit

How Do You Make Freeze Dried Fruit?

You can make freeze dried fruit with a Harvest Right freeze dryer.  You can also use dry ice, but the Harvest Right is much easier.

Learn how to make freeze dried fruit at home.  For specific recipes, check out how to make freeze dried strawberries and how to freeze dry apples and how to freeze dry cheese.

Learn how to make fruit powder at home with freeze dried fruit.

Is Freeze Dried Fruit Better Than Dehydrated?

For taste, both are good.  I think dehydrated fruit is chewier, but I like to eat both dehydrated and freeze dried fruit.  

However, for long term storage, freeze dried fruit is superior.  It has a longer shelf life.

Is Freeze Dried Fruit Healthy?

Yes, freeze dried fruit is healthy.  The fruit retains most of its nutrients. 

Can You Use Freeze Dried Fruit for Baking?

Yes, you can use freeze dried fruit for baking.  You can either use the whole fruit slices or a fruit powder.  

Generally, you'll want to reconstitute the dried fruit if you use it in regular recipes.  However, these recipes with freeze dried fruit are formulated for freeze dried fruit.

What Can You Do With Freeze Dried Fruit?

I like to eat it plain as a snack, but you can also try these recipes with freeze dried fruit.  If you're not sure what to do with freeze dried fruit, try one of these 27 recipes.

Strawberry and Lime White Chocolate Blondies

These strawberry and lime white chocolate blondies have a unique flavor with both strawberry and lime.  They are sure to be a hit with your family and with guests!

Strawberry Fudge Recipe

This easy to make strawberry fudge recipe uses freeze dried strawberries for a delicious flavor.  Because it's made with real fruit, it has a fresh taste that you can't get with artificial flavoring.

Caramelized White Chocolate Cupcakes With Strawberry Buttercream

These caramelized white chocolate cupcakes have caramelized white chocolate and caramel swirled into the batter before baking.  It's then topped with a strawberry buttercream flavored with real strawberry powder.

Apple Cinnamon Granola

This apple cinnamon granola is the perfect healthy snack or enjoy it for breakfast.  It's made with whole grains and freeze dried apples.

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Granola

This chocolate chip raspberry granola is both sweet and tart.  It's vegan and gluten free.

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

These raspberry cheesecake cookies have a rich and sophisticated flavor, but they are easy to make.  Use freeze dried raspberries to make them for a natural flavor.

Strawberry Shortcake Oreo Balls

These strawberry shortcake Oreo balls are the perfect easy, no bake treat. Covered in a strawberry crunch crumble topping, they will blow you away with how delicious they are!

Eaton Mess

Eton Mess is a delicious and easy English dessert with crispy meringues, fresh whipped cream and berries. 

Lemon Blueberry White Chocolate Lasagna

This lemon blueberry white chocolate lasagna  is a delicious and unique dessert recipe.  It's layered like lasagna, but it's sweet for dessert.

Strawberry Mocha Granola

Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast?  You can with this strawberry mocha granola.  It's vegan and sugar free.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

These crisp strawberry lemonade cookies have a refreshing flavor that's perfect for summer, but you'll love them any time of the year.

White Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These white chocolate raspberry shortbread cookies  is a 6 ingredient recipe that's easy to make, yet it tastes like a gourmet cookie.

Strawberry Cake Pops

These adorable strawberry cake pops are a strawberry cake and strawberry buttercream that's mixed for a fun treat.

Strawberry Frosting

How to make a homemade strawberry frosting that's naturally flavored and colored with strawberry powder.

Chocolate Banana Cashew Granola

Use freeze dried bananas to make chocolate banana cashew granola.  

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake

This strawberry crunch cheesecake is a no bake recipe in a delicious Golden Oreo crust.

Strawberry Bliss Balls

These strawberry bliss balls are healthy and nut free.  Use them as a healthy snack or pack in a lunch.

Strawberry Cream Sandwich Cookies

These keto strawberry cream sandwich cookies are a healthier alternative and flavored naturally with strawberry powder.

Strawberry Shortbread

These strawberry shortbread cookies are soft and buttery.  They have a strawberry glaze on top with a natural strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Biscuits

These strawberry biscuits have a sugar cookie base with freeze dried strawberries folded in.


Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies

These peanut butter avocado brownies are a healthier dessert option.  They are vegan and made with avocados and freeze dried raspberries.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

These white chocolate and raspberry cookies are chewy and buttery.  They are made with freeze dried raspberries for a delicious natural flavor.

Raspberry Glazed Doughnut Recipe

This raspberry glazed doughnut recipe is a baked doughnut recipe, so it has less fat than traditional doughnuts.

Strawberry Turnovers

These strawberry turnovers are semi homemade with puff pastry, so they are a snap to make.

Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

These strawberry filled cupcakes uses a naturally pink strawberry frosting made with powered strawberries.

Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

These strawberry cheesecake fat bombs only have four ingredients!

Raspberry Baked Doughnuts

These raspberry baked doughnuts have a delicious raspberry glaze made with freeze dried raspberries.

If you want to make your own freeze fried fruit, I recommend the Harvest Right freeze dryer.  Otherwise, you can buy freeze dried fruit at Amazon, Etsy, or iHerb.

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