I left the tomatoes in the dehydrator all day yesterday and this is the result. This little pile weighs just under ten ounces. I put about 3½ lbs in yesterday.
The semi dried fruit is lovely. Leave it until it is totally dry and it’s not so good. I shall pack some into screw top jars with a few capers and cover with an olive oil and garlic mixture. These will be stored in the fridge for up to a month.
The remainder I will freeze. I know it is possible to dry them thoroughly and just keep them in a cool dry place but I don’t like them over-dried as I don’t think they soften up thoroughly if they have been allowed to get too crisp. For safety’s sake therefore I will freeze them but they take far less space in the freezer than fresh tomatoes and they taste much more intense.
I’ll try and report back as I eat them over the winter