Have you seen that recipe for “baked candy strawberry slices” floating around Pinterest that supposedly taste like gummy slices? If so, then I’m sure you’ve seen all the “fail” comments as well. I’m also a member of that recipe’s failure club.
I really liked the concept of baked strawberries that are gummy-ish rather than crispy. So I did a little experimenting and finally found a method that worked. Now lets be realistic. Do these have the same texture as gummy candy slices? No. But they do have the same sour, sweet, and delicious enjoyment that candy has.
*Preheat oven to 300 Degrees.
-Rinse strawberries and remove leaves.
-Grease a baking sheet with organic cooking spray.
-Slice strawberries into three halves.
-Place them down on a baking sheet.
-Place the baking sheet in the oven.
-Crack the oven door open to keep the moisture in the middle of the strawberries. This will prevent the strawberries from being crispy on the inside.
-Bake four hours.
-Take strawberries out oven for two hours and then place them back into the oven for another hour.
(bake 4 hours, let sit 2 hours, bake 1 hour)
-Some of the juice will exit the strawberry and make a “fruit leather” around the baking sheet. It’s delicious!
-Remove all the strawberries from the baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours!
These are perfect for salads, yogurt, popcorn toppings, baking, or just plain snacking!
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I tried this last weekend and it didn’t work at all! After two hours my strawberries were burnt to a crisp and hadn’t released any juice. I made sure to set the oven to 300 and leave the door open, can’t imagine what I did wrong. Any ideas?
Maybe because it says to bake for 4 hours? and then let them sit out for 2 (then bake again) but idk
Is your oven in Celsius by any chance?
Thank you for this post! I have tried the baked strawberry recipe that has been floating around Pinterest and definitely had a fail. I will for sure be trying your way of making them. Thanks for putting in the effort to find the perfect method and for sharing it! Love your blog. Keep up the good work!
“Slice strawberries into three halves” you mean thirds??
Thanks! This looks great. How do you store them when done? Do they need to be refridgerated?
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