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2.12.2012

Homemade Fruit Leather


After reading my sister-laws post on making her own fruit leather, I HAD to give it a try.  She made it look so easy. CLICK HERE to see her awseome blog and her fruit leather recipe.

Here are some recipes:

 TRIPLE BERRY:
24 strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 Tablespoon honey
 BANANA STRAWBERRY:
1 banana
24 strawberries
1 Tablespoon honey
 PINEAPPLE STRAWBERRY:
24 strawberries
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 Tablespoon honey
 PINEAPPLE BANANA:
2 ripe bananas
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 Tablespoon honey
 So basically you start out with about one cup of raw fruit puree.  Spread the fruit onto your dehydrator sheet using the back of a spoon, if the mixture is thick.  The fruit puree will spread out on its own making a nice round shape if you pour the puree in the middle and gently rock the dehydrator tray. 
 Keep the fruit puree at least 1/4 of an inch thick.  It will be coming out thinner in the end.  Dehydrate your fruit leather at the 135* setting for about 8 hours.  Check your leathers every couple hours and more near the end to make sure they don't get too dry. 
Your fruit leather is done when it can easily be pealed off the dehydrator sheet, and isn't doughy in the middle. 
Roll up your fruit leather, and wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from getting too dry or spoiling.  You can keep the leathers in the frig for a long time or at room temp for about two weeks, if they last that long, and you don't eat them all the first day! 

2 comments:

  1. I just made some: 4 cups chunked apples, 8 dried apricot halves, and 1/3 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Cooked, blended, dried and it is yummy.

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  2. That recipe you posted sounds GREAT, thanks for sharing!

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