Question by  John70 (16)

How do you make dried papaya?

It's really expensive at the store.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

Drying papaya is time consuming, but inexpensive. Wash and peel fruit, cut slices 1/2" thick, place on parchment paper on baking sheets, and place in 200 degree oven for approximately 8 hours. Using a higher heat may cause fruit to burn. Store in airtight containers.


Answer by  marygold (109)

You can air dry papaya if you live in a hot enough climate. If not, you would need an oven or a dehydrator. If you leave the fruit out in the sun, it will take a few days to dry.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You can dry papaya (diced or strips) in a very low oven or in a food dehydrator. The pieces should be coated with sugar so they don't get tough.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I think the best thing you can do is buy a food dehydrator. You could just put some real papaya in one of those. I have no idea if it would taste the same. It might be worth it for you to at least give it a shot, and maybe even do a little research to see if it works

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