But being the Lazy Girl that I am I did not want to work too hard, so I simply used a can of already cut pineapple.
Preparing them to dry took around 3 minutes and they were on their way to becoming chips in
They end up on the chewy side and are delicious!
Price wise, they are not a tremendous savings over buying natural dried pineapple. But if you get your cans at a decent price ($1 or less) AND use the juice for something else (either drinking or smoothies), it is not too bad.
Each can will yield around 2 ounces of Pineapple Chips and 1 cup of juice. So if you want a pound of Pineapple Chips and 64 ounces of juice (which costs around $3) it will total around $7. I have found that you will pay approximately $7 for Pineapple Chips in the store but if you factor in the "free juice" it brings the cost down a lot.
Super Easy Pineapple Chips
1 20oz (approx) can of Pineapple Rings in natural juice
- Lay Pineapple Rings on the trays of your dehydrator
- Dry at around 135 degrees for up to 12 hours or until dry and chewy.
Note: if you do not have a dehydrator you can try drying these in a 200 degree oven on parchment covered cookie sheets. I am not sure of the time, but it should be less than 12 hours ;) .