Homemade  Fruit Leather

Making fruit leather in the oven is a fun and simple way to preserve seasonal fruit and one of your favorite treats to make for traveling, hiking, or school lunches.


Prepare the fruit by washing it and removing any large seeds or pits. There’s no need to remove any skins. 2. Cut any larger fruit into halves or quarters to help the blender process them.


Place the fruit and lemon juice in the jar of your blender. Blend until very smooth. Taste the fruit leather and adjust the taste with sugar. You’ll want it to be a bit sweet but not too sweet. Blend in the sugar if you added any.


Place the baking mats or parchment paper in the bottom of the baking sheets. Divide the fruit mixture evenly between the two pans, pouring it into the center of the pan.


Use a spatula (an offset metal spatula like you’d use to ice a cake works great), to evenly spread the fruit leather over the pan taking care to not touch the edges of the pan.


Adjust your oven racks so that they are in the upper middle and lower middle of the oven. Place the prepared pans into the oven on the two racks and turn your oven on to the lowest temperature it’ll allow.


Bake for 3-6 hours or until the fruit leather is no longer tacky to the touch. Allow the pans to cool completely before removing the fruit leather from the pans and cutting into strips to store.

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