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How to dehydrate Oranges. Let me show you how easy it is to make dehydrated oranges using the dehydrator setting on your air fryer.

Dehydrated oranges, or dried orange slices as you may call them, are perfect for air fryer beginners, can be mix and matched with any citrus fruit and are perfect for summer co*cktails and Christmas parties.

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Dehydrated Oranges

I found myself surprising a US reader recently. As an American the one place she associated with millions of fresh oranges was Florida.

That she assumed that most of the supply of beautiful fresh oranges came from Florida.

When she said this, I pointed out that the biggest place I have ever known for fresh oranges was always Spain and Portugal.

In fact, where we live in Portugal has so many of them, that people steal them and then sell them on to the tourists at the side of the road near shopping centres and tourist attractions.

They are not missed from the private homes that have the oranges and are orange trees that are on the side of the roads in rural Portugal.

But because of the huge supply of oranges and with more oranges being grown than people can consume, there is often requests of what to do with lots of oranges.

Though, do tell me in the comments if you associate oranges with Florida or hot European countries like Spain and Portugal as it would be wonderful to know.

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Can You Dehydrate Oranges?

Yes, you can. Oranges are among many fruits that you can easily dehydrate. Even better, many of the citrus fruit family can be dehydrated together, giving you the option to mix and match.

Such as doing dehydrated oranges at the same time as our dehydrated limes or make it more fun with some dehydrated grapefruit.

Though do consider the size of your citrus fruit if doing in a batch that everything is of similar size or the smaller pieces are removed first.

Can You Dehydrate Oranges In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. Just like with a traditional dehydrator, many air fryers have a dehydrator setting, making it the perfect backup plan.

Though note, not all air fryers have a dehydrate setting and if they don’t, check if they can go to 55c/130f, if not you can not dehydrate with them.

This is the brand of air fryer that we are using to dehydrate in the air fryer.

Can You Eat Dehydrated Oranges?

Yes, you can. In fact, the first time I made dried orange slices in the air fryer, I binged on them. I don’t think I left any for anyone else!

They tasted so good and the next time we were out in the car, I took a supply of these dehydrated orange slices with me.

How To Cut Orange Slices?

When making dehydrated orange slices, its all about a thin slice, but not thin enough that the orange breaks.

You also want similar slices, that way they will all equally dry out together, without some still being underdone.

I also recommend that you do more orange slices than you need, that way you can discard the broken pieces of orange and the ends.

I recommend you use a mandolin as it’s the easiest way to get an even slice on your oranges, like we have done here:

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Here is the link to a Mandolin we recommend if you don’t have one. Its about the only one that has not chopped my finger off!

Dried Oranges Ingredients

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Air Fryer OvenI recommend this air fryer oven for dehydrating fruit, and it is fantastic because there are three shelves, and you can do a small batch or a large batch of dehydrated oranges.

Storage – You need a plan of action of where you plan to keep your dried fruit. You can keep it simple by eating them all straight away (yes I do that), use a zip loc bag (I prefer this one) or you can opt for traditional pantry containers (like this one).

Oranges – If you are wondering what the best oranges for dehydrating are, then the answer is simple, as any will do. Of course, if they are over soft, it makes them very difficult for slicing and you can cut yourself with a mandolin. Therefore, I recommend oranges that are hard rather than soft.

That is, it! You probably think that are complicated ingredients and accessories to dehydrate oranges in air fryer, but there isn’t. It is also a fantastic easy recipe for air fryer beginners.

How To Prepare Oranges For Dehydrating?

I love dried oranges because unlike dehydrated blueberries or dehydrated raspberries, no extra ingredients need to be added to the oranges.

You simply just need to get your oranges out of the fruit bowl and slice up your oranges with your professional slicer.

If you don’t have time to dehydrate today, you can prepare your sliced oranges and then dehydrate tomorrow and leave them in the air fryer oven ready for later.

How To Dehydrate Oranges?

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  • Prep. Slice your oranges into similar size slices. We recommend a professional slicer (like this one) for this and other dehydrated fruit as it can give an even cut. Then discard the ends.
  • Air fry. Load your sliced oranges onto the air fryer shelf (or shelves) and air fry for 3 hours on 55c/130f.
  • Store. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool before placing into your preferred storage container.

Now you know how to make dried orange slices, I am sure you want to know if you can make orange chips.

Well, orange chips just require one more step and that is adding some extra virgin olive oil spray and some honey.

Simply add a drizzle of honey over your orange slices, spray with extra virgin olive oil and then air fry in the same way as with the instructions above. Reduce the cook time by 1 hour and that is how to make orange chips instead of dried oranges.

How Long To Dehydrate Oranges?

If you are wondering how long does it take to dehydrate orange slices, well, it is JUST 3 hours.

This even surprised me.

I thought it would be much longer because the orange slices are much bigger than limes. But after checking 3 hours after it started, the dried oranges were perfect.

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What Do You Do With Dehydrated Oranges?

Binge on them of course. Dehydrated oranges, orange chips, or dried oranges (we all call them something different) are fantastic as a fruit snack. You can make a big batch of them and then use them for movie nights, days out, school lunches and so much more.

You can also reserve your oranges that you have dehydrated in the air fryer for decorative purposes or use them in co*cktails.

How Long Do Dried Oranges Last?

This depends on how you choose to store your dried oranges. For example, if you stored your oranges in an airtight container, in a dark pantry, then they will last at least a year.

However, if you stored your oranges in a zip loc bag in a warmer pantry, then the shelf life is more likely to be 2-3 months.

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What Can You Dehydrate?

There are lots of food you can dehydrate and it’s not just about oranges. In fact, this recipe is number #8 in a summer theme we are running of fruit to dehydrate in the air fryer. Last week it was dehydrated limes, the week before it was dehydrated pears, and we can’t wait to carry on the theme.

As well as these you can also dehydrate most fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. There is also the option to dehydrate other foods such as marshmallows, potatoes, and beef jerky. Though, those are the dehydrated foods I think of first as there is so much choice.

I recommend that if you are a beginner to dehydrated foods that you start with dehydrated fruit recipes from the berry family.

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Dehydrated Oranges In Air Fryer

How to dehydrate Oranges. Let me show you how easy it is to make dehydrated oranges using the dehydrator setting on your air fryer.

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time3 hours hrs

Total Time3 hours hrs 5 minutes mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: Air Fryer Oven

Servings: 4

Calories: 46kcal



Kitchen Gadgets:

Dried Lime Ingredients:

  • 3 Oranges



  • Slice your oranges into medium slices, discard of the ends and load onto your air fryer shelves.

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  • Place in the air fryer oven on the top shelf (or use all shelves) and air fry for 3 hours at 55c/130f.

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  • Allow to cool before transferring to storage containers for later.

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Setting. Note that the Power Air Fryer Oven has a weird set up. You have to press fruit and then adjust the time up to 55c and then adjust the cook time.

Swap. You can have a citrus party and do a mixture of lemons, limes and oranges and keep the same temperature and cook time.

Avoid. Discard lime ends and any orange slices that has broken as its being sliced as it will not dehydrate as well.

Thanks for reading our dehydrated oranges recipe on Recipe This. We have many more Air Fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more fruit, then I recommend you try our air fryer baked oatmeal.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

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How long do oranges take to air dry? ›

Drying Naturally

To dry sliced oranges naturally, put the wire rack on your kitchen counter. Turn them every day. They will take several days or longer to dry.

What temperature do you dehydrate fruit in an air fryer? ›

Put the basket into the air fryer. Turn on the dehydrator setting and set the temperature to 175 degrees F. Air fry for 3 hours.

What are the cooking methods of oranges? ›

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Can you dry whole oranges in an air fryer? ›

Drying oranges can be a laborious and lengthy four-hour process when done using an oven. However, you can cut that drying time with the help of a handy microwave hack. Or, you can go for the energy-saving option and use your air fryer...

How do you know when oranges are fully dried? ›

How to tell when dried oranges are done. Dried orange slices will snap when bent once they are completely dried and cooled, and will have no juice left (tear one in half and squeeze—if moisture appears, dry them longer). Take a few pieces out of the dehydrator and let them cool before testing.

What is the best temperature to dry oranges? ›

Set your dehydrator to 130 degrees F and dehydrate for about 12-14 hours, flipping every hour or so. Dehydrating results in slices that are more uniform looking and you don't run the risk of them burning.

What fruit can you dry in an air fryer? ›

Her go-to's are strawberries, apples, pears, peaches, and apricots, to which she adds a few teaspoons of lemon juice to help preserve their color. Store air-fried fruit in airtight containers. To preserve dried fruit for as long as possible, avoiding exposure to moisture is vital.

Can all air fryers dehydrate fruit? ›

If you own an air fryer, then dehydrating fruit is really simple. In fact, many of the fancier air fryers even have a dehydrating mode. To use this mode, simply pop your fruit into the basket, set the air-fryer to the 'dehydrate' mode, and it will begin removing the moisture from your fruit, easy!

What is the difference between a food dehydrator and an air fryer? ›

Air fryers vs. dehydrators

Air fryers use hot air which is circulated around the fryer, cooking the food thoroughly, and this should only take a few minutes. Whereas a dehydrator takes much longer to cook food and the appearance of the food is different due to the water removal.

Can you cook fruit in an air fryer? ›

You can't throw just any fruit in the air fryer and expect to be wowed. Citrus fruits, for example, will dry out and taste bitter. But there are plenty of fruits that can be air-fried.

Can I Airfry orange slices? ›

You make air fryer orange slices by simply slicing your oranges and laying them flat in the air fryer. They will dehydrate in about an hour depending on the thickness of your slices.

How do you dry oranges in an air fryer for decorations? ›

Our air fryer has a bunch of fancy options but I just use the basic air fryer selection and set it to 180 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Every 30 minutes I made sure to flip the slices so that they wouldn't burn.


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