05 Feb

Fail: Dried Strawberries (Don’t Try This One!)

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Name: Jana

Original Inspiration: http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/recipes/dried-strawberries-ruscalleda/

What I Did: Dried strawberries in the oven. Simple yes? Not for me! Mine look nothing like the inspiration pic. Mine look like they need a shave! Instead they went file 13! In the trash! Thanks!

My Result:

Next Time I Will: Put them in a dehydrator next time! If it looks too easy, it probably is! Save time and money and skip it and go with what you know!

Comments on this post
  1. Shelly says:

    Funny enough, I did this yesterday and had the same results as you. Disgusting FAIL.

    1. Katelyn says:

      I was super excited to try this one… thinking… why haven’t I thought of this before? Oh jeez these were disgusting. Although they did make up for themselves when I dumped them into a smoothy later that day. On their own… nasty crap.

      1. Kim says:

        This is probably the most deceiving Pinterest pin out there. There’s no way in h*ll that the ones shown in the picture were made in an oven. most likely a dehydrater since oven drying does not result in them looking like the picture, at all!

        1. Jennifer L says:

          THANK YOU!! I thought it was just me! I consider myself a pretty good cook & baker. Tried these ad though-how great–fresh, homemade natural dried strawberries! And then I made them. And then I keep putting them back in the oven thinking they just hadn’t dried enough. Nope—just soggy wet ugly slimy things. Had to dump the hole huge tray I made. Major fail!!!!! Yuck! (glad I’m not alone!!) ;)

          1. Jennifer L says:

            Wow. Holy typos! Sorry!!

            1. Jessica says:

              Haha…total fail. I was so excited to try it. Totally did not work!

              1. Caroleena says:

                Totally agree!!! Do not try this recipe! It’s bad! My strawberries look exactly the same! Bad all the way!

                1. Ashley says:

                  OMG! I tried these strawberries last week! TOTAL FAIL!!! My boyfriend came over, looked at the pan of sad, gross looking strawberries, looked at me and just said “Pinterest again?!” I was so disappointed! They looked so yummy on the site!

                  1. Ashley says:

                    I just tried this recipe tonight! LOL, I am so dissapointed, I dislike misleading Pins. Theres no way at all that they made this in an oven #EPICFAIL

                    1. coral says:

                      I tried this and it turned out exactly like the photo you showed.

                      1. Alan says:

                        My wife made this as well. Same result. Thanks for the post! She feels better now about all the wasted fruit.

                        1. Diane says:

                          I had the same result when I tried this a few weeks ago. I kept putting them back in the oven thinking they weren’t “done” yet too. I think my total oven time was probably close to 5 hours. They never dried though. And certainly looked nothing like the picture. Just warm slimy strawberries. Glad to discover it wasn’t just me.

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