Raspberries with their round shape and seeds and juices are the best choice for drying and making food in the dry season. Raspberries skin can be dried in the oven or if you prefer, you can use a dehydrator. If you are preserving raspberries whole, you can use a dehydrator.
Using the oven is the easiest way to dry raspberries. You should use the oven temperature at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Use an oven drying tray using a baking sheet lined with plastic. If you are using a dehydrator, lay out the liner in the drying tray.
From each raspberry, remove all branches, and dirt if necessary.
Grind two cups of raspberries in a food processor, or in a blender, and press the pureed raspberries through a colander so that the seeds are easy to remove.
Extract fresh lemon juice by squeezing the liquid
Lemon juice, mix or puree with 1/4 cup honey and 1 tablespoon lemon juice,
Spread the raspberry pulp on a plastic-lined cake tray, or use a lined dehydrator tray, you can also use a spatula or a spoon. Make a layer 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
Place the tray in the preheated oven and leave the door open about 2 to 5 inches. Place the dehydrator tray on the dehydrator, setting the appliance thermostat to 135 F to 140 F, unless the manufacturer recommends a temperature otherwise.
After 6 hours, remove the raspberry skin or when it is rough and easily bent.
Peel off the skin or plastic wrap and dehydrator layer, placing it on top of the clean plastic wrap. The raspberry skin covered in plastic is rolled up tightly and put away.
Dry fruit as a whole
Preheat the oven to 140 F or set your dehydrator to the temperature recommended by the manufacturer.
Remove any branches, and debris from each raspberries.
Place all the raspberries on the baking sheet, especially if you are drying them in the oven. But if you dry it with a dehydrator then place the raspberries on the dehydrator tray.
After 4 hours have passed, check your raspberries. If it is hard and no longer runny, remove it from the oven. Dry raspberries will make a rattling sound, this is a sign that the raspberries are completely dry.
Whole, dried raspberries, store in a dry and cooled container and cool and airtight. This will make your raspberries last longer and can be enjoyed for the dry season.