Air Fryer Strawberries

With this easy air fryer recipe, you can make flavor-packed dried strawberries anytime. Even when fresh berries are out of season, you’ll be able to enjoy their sweet taste and chewy texture thanks to your air fryer!

air fryer strawberries

I love this recipe because the air fryer concentrates the fresh strawberry flavor into intensely fruity, chewy dried strawberries. Air frying locks in more nutrients than other drying methods too. So you can feel good snacking on these antioxidant-rich dried fruits.

Crispy edges with chewy middles – this combo of textures makes these air fried strawberries seriously amazing. They’re so tasty on their own but even better paired with a dipping sauce like whipped cream or chocolate.

air fryer dried strawberries

💖 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

So Fresh and Fruity- We’re using fresh, juicy strawberries – picked at peak ripeness. When you air fry them, all that sweet strawberry flavor gets concentrated into these little flavor bombs. Every bite will taste like summer!

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Healthy Snackin’- Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Air frying locks in the nutrients better than other cooking methods. You can feel good snacking on these sweet dried fruits.

Crunchy and Chewy- The air fryer dries out the strawberries while keeping them chewy. Some pieces get crispy edges with a soft middle. That combo of textures in one fruit snack is super satisfying!

✨ Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450g) Fresh Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream / Your Favorite Sauce

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow this easy dehydrated strawberries air fryer recipe:

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 180F (80C), or as low as possible.

Step 2

Wash the strawberries and then remove the stems

Step 3

Slice the strawberries into thin slices and pat them dry using a paper towel.

Step 4

Place the strawberry slices in the air fryer basket and cook for 50-60 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.

Step 5

Remove the air fried strawberries and serve with whipped cream or a tasty dipping sauce. That’s it! Enjoy these delicious air fryer strawberries.

dehydrated strawberries air fryer

💡Tips

1. Patting The Strawberries Dry

Before air frying, be sure to pat the sliced strawberries very dry using paper towels  Getting rid of excess surface moisture allows the fruit to dehydrate faster for better crisping and caramelization.

Gently blot both sides of each berry slice to soak up any dripping juices or moisture. Getting them as dry as possible prevents steaming instead of frying during the air frying process.

strawberries in air fryer

2. Adding Sugar Or Honey

Coating the strawberry slices with a bit of sugar or honey before air frying can help enhance caramelization too.

The small amount of added sugary sweetness assists with the Maillard reaction, allowing the natural fruit sugars to brown more deeply. This creates richer, more complex flavor notes balanced by the fresh berry tartness.

air fried strawberries

3. Let Strawberries Cool Completely Before Serving

For the best texture and flavor, let the air fried fruit cool down fully before enjoying. As the strawberries come out steaming from the hot air fryer, their texture will be softened and fragile.

The residual internal heat continues cooking the berries for a bit after removing them. Allow about 15-30 minutes to cool and set up. As they cool, moisture evaporates further and the crispy texture becomes set. 

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Air Fryer Strawberries

Easily make these delicious and healthy air-fried strawberries for a guilt-free snack. All you need is just a few simple ingredients.
4.88 from 16 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried strawberries, air fryer strawberries, dehydrate strawberries in air fryer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 90kcal
Cost: $15
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Fresh Strawberries (450g)
  • Whipped Cream / Your Favorite Sauce
Instructions
  • Preheat the air fryer to 180F (80C), or as low as possible.
  • Wash the strawberries and then remove the stems.
  • Slice the strawberries into thin slices and pat them dry using a paper towel.
  • Place the strawberry slices in the air fryer basket and cook for 50-60 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  • Remove the air fried strawberries and serve with whipped cream or a tasty dipping sauce. That’s it! Enjoy these delicious air fryer strawberries!
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Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal

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Meet William James, your go-to guru for all things air fryer! A culinary adventurer with a passion for healthier twists on classic dishes, William transformed his love for cooking and experimentation into a one-stop resource for fellow air fryer enthusiasts.

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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Strawberries”

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! Served the strawberries with a side of Greek yogurt instead of whipped cream for a healthier option, and it was delightful. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Simple and tasty. However, I recommend checking the strawberries around the 45-minute mark. Mine got a tad too crispy at 60 minutes. Still good though!

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  3. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed making these! A tip for others: make sure your strawberries are fully dry before air frying to ensure even dehydration. Will be making these again soon!

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