Seems like folks always have more cherry tomatoes than they can consume. They show up in bowls at work and bags at church--free for the taking! If you are lucky enough, grab them! Dried cherry tomatoes are deliciously-sweet snacks. They have an intense, real-tomato flavor. These little tomato slices are also perfect for: topping pizza, floating in soups, arranged atop a plate of dip, piled next to sliced cheese on a snack tray or stuck atop an appetiser. (or just set out a small bowl of them--they go fast!)
To prepare them: wash and slice large ones in thirds and small ones in half (approx 1/4" thick). You may salt them lightly if you'd like, but I don't (alters the natural, sweet flavor).
For dehydrator: arrange in single layers on trays (I use small mesh screens.)
Dehydrate at 135 until dry, leathery (flexible) and deep red. This will take 3-8 hours, depending on make of dehydrator.
For oven: place on oven-proof cake racks and bake @ 150 degrees** until dry, leathery (flexible) and deep red. (**or use 200 and watch closely). This will take 10-20 hours.