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Air Fryer “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

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This past summer I found myself asking how I was going to preserve the abundance of grape tomatoes I had from my garden. Sun drying was the only thing I could come up with but problem was, there wasn’t any sun. Air fryer to the rescue! I have a small air fryer so I wrote this up for 5 ounces (12 grape tomatoes) so that it would be easy to do in small batches. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for re-hydrating or pack in oil and store in the refrigerator for salads, soups, sauces, etc.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup pine nuts


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Mix Brussels sprouts, bacon, onion, olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt together in a large bowl. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 40 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Toss with pine nuts and serve.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 2 – Yield: 2 servings



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