How to Dry Hot Peppers in the Oven

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You can dry hot peppers such as Scotch bonnets in an oven preset to 170 degrees for about nine hours, turning the peppers at three-hour intervals for even drying. Learn the best technique for drying peppers in this free video on hot pepper recipes.

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Hello, this is Coreen from Shakes Bakes, and right now I'm going to show you how to dry hot peppers. The peppers I have for you today are Scotch bonnet and I have three. I'm going to put them on my cookie sheet which is the other item that I need for this. In one layer. If you have more and you want to crowd your cookie sheet with peppers, that's fine as long as they remain in one layer. At this time I'm going to take it over to my oven, which is already preset to 170 degrees. That happens to be the lowest that my oven will go. Set your temperature to the lowest that your oven will accommodate and that will be fine. If you have a warm setting that's even better. I put it in the oven and I'm going to leave my door slightly ajar just so that the peppers dry evenly. The air will rotate around it in such a manner that it will do so. And I'm going to turn my peppers every three hours and let it sit in there for approximately 9 hours. At that time they should be dry but that's really the time I'm just going to go check on them to make sure that they're doing well. So I'll see you then. After 9 hours in your oven, at the lowest temperature possible, this is what your dry hot peppers should look like. See that right there? Store them in an airtight container until you're ready to use it. And this is how you dry hot peppers. And I'm Coreen from Shakes Bakes.

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