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Simple Fruit Leather Recipe

This super simple fruit leather recipe will soon be a hit at your house just like it is mine. The best part is this recipe is very easy and not filled with all the added ingredients we hate to feed our families. This recipe can be made with any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand, so it’s an easy snack to make any time of the year.

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Peach Strawberry Fruit Leather

For this batch I was working with peaches my kids and I had just picked from a local orchard. I also had some frozen strawberries from my garden I had been wanting to use up. You could simplify this and just use one kind of fruit, but I wanted to mix it up a bit and use what I had on hand.

We visited my favorite local orchard to pick peaches again this year. I would love to have my own peach tree someday, but I also don’t mind supporting local family orchards for produce I don’t grow myself. I also think it’s a valuable lesson for my kids to see where their food comes from and the work that goes into growing and harvesting it.

In my experience wtih picking peaches I have found I like to pick peaches when some are ready to eat, but I also like to pick some that are not quite ripe yet. I do this for a few reasons. One is my kids aren’t the most gentle when we pick stone fruit so picking fruit that still need to ripen lessens bruising a bit. Another reason is I find it helps to keep the peaches from spoiling before I can use them all and gives me a little more time to decide what I am going to make with all of those of beautiful peaches.

If I have peaches that still need to ripen when I get them all home I wash them and let them dry completly. Then I lay them out on a towel on my kitchen counter or on a table in my garage for a few days untill they are ready to use. Be sure that you are checking them daily  if the temperatures are still warm so they don’t spoil. It will only take a day or two to fully ripen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 Heaping cups fresh slices peaches with skin on
  • 1 Tbs. Organic wildflower honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. My Baking sheet is 13×18″.
  3. Combine fruit and honey in a high powered blender.
  4. Using rubber spatula scrape down the sides until completely combined.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture on to the prepared baking sheet and gently smooth out with a rubber spatula.
  7. Bake for 4-5 hours. When the edges start to curl up slightly and fruit is slightly tacky.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  9. If your fruit leather is still slightly tacky in some spots leave out to completely dry.
  10. Cut into desired shapes and roll up with parchment paper and store in an air tight container for about a week.

Different fruit may require more or less time to dehydrate depending on how much  water needs to evaporate. If you’ve tried this simple fruit leather recipe I’d love to know how it turned out and also let me know what your favorite variation of fruit mixture is too!

-Happy Dehydrating

Amber

 2 cups Frozen or fresh strawberries
 3 cups Fresh Peaches with skin on
 1 tbsp Organic wildflower honey

1

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. My Baking sheet is 13x18".
3. Combine fruit and honey in a high powered blender.
4. Using rubber spatula scrape down the sides until completely combined.
5. Blend until smooth.
6. Pour the mixture on to the prepared baking sheet and gently smooth out with a rubber spatula.
7. Bake for 4-5 hours. When the edges start to curl up slightly and fruit is slightly tacky.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
9. If your fruit leather is still slightly tacky in some spots leave out to completely dry.
10. Cut into desired shapes and roll up with parchment paper and store in an air tight container for about a week.

Ingredients

 2 cups Frozen or fresh strawberries
 3 cups Fresh Peaches with skin on
 1 tbsp Organic wildflower honey

Directions

1

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. My Baking sheet is 13x18".
3. Combine fruit and honey in a high powered blender.
4. Using rubber spatula scrape down the sides until completely combined.
5. Blend until smooth.
6. Pour the mixture on to the prepared baking sheet and gently smooth out with a rubber spatula.
7. Bake for 4-5 hours. When the edges start to curl up slightly and fruit is slightly tacky.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
9. If your fruit leather is still slightly tacky in some spots leave out to completely dry.
10. Cut into desired shapes and roll up with parchment paper and store in an air tight container for about a week.

Strawberry Peach Fruit Leather