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Old 06-15-2018, 03:21 AM
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Default Candied Rhubarb....

Sweetie made this. She also added about 6-8 cinnamon red hots to the mix.
She ran them in the dehydrator until they were more leathery than chewy.

I though they were good. She thought they were not that special. But then, I like everything.. Hope it works well for you.
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Chewy Candied Rhubarb
Makes about 1 quart

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
cup water
4 large stalks rhubarb
Directions
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar melts.
Trim the strings from the rhubarb, and either slice it diagonally into ⅛-inch slices or use a vegetable peeler to cut 6-inch-long pieces into thin strips. Place the rhubarb in the warm syrup, and toss with your hands to coat all the pieces. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Arrange the sugared pieces of rhubarb on dehydrator trays and dry at medium heat (125 to 135F/50 to 60C) for a few hours, checking them each hour. When the pieces become leathery, turn off the heat and allow them to rest for an hour before removing them from the trays. If they are entirely too sticky to handle, place the trays in the freezer for an hour, and then use a spatula to gently loosen the pieces. Store in the freezer, or dry the pieces a little more, until they are no longer sticky, and store in vacuum-sealed bags kept in a cool, dry place.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:51 AM
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Thanks, Tim!
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:38 PM
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Default With cinnamon hearts

I added 1/4 cup of cinnamon hearts to the sugar solution and stirred like crazy to dissolve them. Added a nice flavor.

Make sure to cut the rhubarb into equal sized pieces, otherwise it doesn't dry at the same time.

The recipe I used had a 50/50 sugar/water solution too.
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Utt-oh...... My bad...
The recipe had been requested and I though I looked up the right recipe.

So if anyone tries this, one recipe or another, please post your results.
I'm curious how it turns out.
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I added 1/4 cup of cinnamon hearts to the sugar solution and stirred like crazy to dissolve them. Added a nice flavor.

Make sure to cut the rhubarb into equal sized pieces, otherwise it doesn't dry at the same time.

The recipe I used had a 50/50 sugar/water solution too.
Thanks, Karen! That was 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar?
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Yes, that's what I used 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water, simmered until the sugar is dissolved.

I cut the rhubarb into 4" pieces and then cut each piece into 4 lengthwise slices.
It was an interesting experiment in finding another use for rhubarb.
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Yes, that's what I used 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water, simmered until the sugar is dissolved.

I cut the rhubarb into 4" pieces and then cut each piece into 4 lengthwise slices.
It was an interesting experiment in finding another use for rhubarb.
Thanks, Karen!
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