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Aug 18, 2009 05:57 PM

oven instead of dehydrator

the recipe calls for a dehydrator but i don't own one. i also want to speed this recipe up a bit. what oven temp can i use to mimic 115 degrees, 36-48 hours?

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  1. No way you'll be able to follow that recipe using an oven. The lowest temp my oven will maintain is 175F. But you might come close if you set the temp as low as possible and wedge the oven door open a couple of inches at the top. You won't get as much air circulation as with a dehydrator, so whatever you are drying out, go by feel rather than time.

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    1. re: Zeldog

      i was thinking of doing this at 300-325 for 20-30 minutes honestly.... i don't want to replicate 115 degrees, i just want to bake the dessert! : )


      1. re: superfinespot

        What is the ingredient and recipe? Perhaps there's another prep method someone could suggest if we knew what you are referring to.