My blackberry bushes are producing like crazy right now. I pureed some and froze them in ice cubes to use in smoothies. But, I want to find other ways to preserve them. Has anyone tried dehydrating them? I've done other berries, but am concerned about the seeds. I have a few in right now, to see what happens. In the past, berries have taken days to dry out.
I'm not sure how dehydrated berries would turn out - freeze dried are pretty good and are sold as "blackberry popcorn" in a lot of health food stores, so I'd give it a shot. You might want to combine them with pears or dates and puree and then smooth out with a spatula over a teflex sheet in the dehydrator. I always dump left-over pear smoothies in the dehydrator and end up with what resembles fruit leather and my nephew loves it (well, I do too). I think pear helps it stay bound together, so you might want to try the berries with pear before going berries alone. I love the jam/date syrup....it's so great over any raw vegan dessert.