I have never dried fruit, or anything, before but I have a fig tree and a friend loaned me her Excalibur dehydrator to try. It's an old model which I don't suppose matters that much, but can I dry them whole? My figs are Brown Turkey, medium size. The instructions, which are not at all clear say to hot water bath, with no explanation of what that is and to cut them in quarters. The only hot water bath I'm familiar with in putting up food is when canning. Can anyone help me out here?