Sweet Vanilla Dried Strawberries

Makes 1 cup dried fruit


2 cups strawberries, destemmed and sliced thin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, scraped (bean discarded)


Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix vanilla bean scraping with sugar in a small bowl. Lay on top of prepared strawberries, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until dried through. Store in an airtight container up to 4 weeks.