How to Make Dried or Dehydrated Citrus

Ever wonder how to make dried citrus, without a dehydrator? Review the blog post below to learn how!

How to make dried/dehydrated citrus.

What Citrus Should You Dry?

Any citrus fruit can be dried in the oven. The process is the same for all! Specific to this blog post, I dried oranges, limes, and lemons. However, you may also dry grapefruit and the endless varieties of lemons, limes, and oranges!

When making your own dehydrated citrus in the oven, evenly and thinly slice the fruit. Be mindful the thicker the slice, the longer it will need to stay in the oven to dry out. With the differences in circumference, grapefruit will generally take around 5 hours in the oven to dry out completely, while the smaller lemon and limes generally take around 3 hours.

Fun Things to Do With Dried Citrus

There are a multitude of fun ways to incorporate dehydrated citrus fruits. Here is a list of some of my favorite ways to incorporate these fun, pops of color!

How to Make Dried/Dehydrated Citrus

Ever wonder how to make dried citrus? Without a dehydrator? Review this recipe to learn how!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes


  • lemon
  • lime
  • orange


  • Preheat the oven to 200° F. Line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Evenly and thinly slice your citrus fruits. Be mindful the thicker the slice, the longer the fruit will need to remain in the oven to dry out.
  • Place the fruit on the parchment paper and bake for 3-5 hours depending on the size of the citrus fruit.
  • Flip every few hours for an even bake.
  • Once the citrus is brittle to touch, remove from the oven and let cool completely. Enjoy!


Feel free to use any variety of citrus fruit you prefer! 

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