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A pile of dehydrated pineapple slices on a white plate.

How to Dehydrate Pineapple

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Dehydrating pineapple is a great way to reduce waste and save it for later. It’s a delicious snack with no added sugar that tastes like candy. Learn how to dehydrate pineapple in the dehydrator or the oven in this handy guide.

  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 ripe pineapple


  1. Remove the pineapple skin and core it, or drain the canned pineapple thoroughly.
  2. Slice the pineapple into ½-inch thick rings.
  3. Carefully lay the slices out onto the dehydrator sheets in a single layer, leaving enough space between each piece to ensure they dry evenly. See notes for oven instructions.
  4. Place the sheets into the dehydrator for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Start checking on your pineapple every 30 minutes after it’s been in for around 6 hours.
  6. Once your pineapple is dried, turn the dehydrator off and allow it to cool completely.
  7. Store your tasty treat in a cool, dark environment in an airtight container.


  1. Follow the instructions in your dehydrator manual for the best results. If your pineapple slices are thicker than ½-inch, they could take up to 14 hours to dry. Keep checking on the slices until they’re pliable but not sticky or too moist.
  2. OVEN instructions: Preheat your oven to 175°F. Slice the pineapple into ½-inch thick rings. Carefully lay the slices out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in an even layer. Place the baking sheet into the oven for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Pineapples become sweeter when you dry them, so expect a sweet burst of tropical flavor, and don’t be tempted to add additional sweetener.
  4. You can slice your pineapple slices as thick or thin as you want them. The thicker the slices are, the longer they will take to dry. The thinner the slices, the crispier they will become.
  5. Dehydrated pineapple will be dry but pliable when it’s properly dried. It won’t be sticky but can be crispy if you slice it very thinly.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 75
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg