Fruit Leather


Ingredients:

Almost any kind of fruit can be used to make fruit leather, but for this particular one, I used strawberries and cherries.

  • 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 pound cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions:
  • Quarter strawberries, place in the food processor together with pitted cherries, and pulse until a smooth puree forms. This should yield about 2 cups of puree. Transfer fruit puree to a Dutch pan, add sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook fruit puree over medium heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring often, until the puree thickens.
  • Pre-heat oven to 140 degree F or use dehydrate feature if your oven support it. 
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat, spray with cooking spray. Divide fruit puree into 2 baking sheets, spread evenly to form rectangle using rubber spatula. 
  • Place the baking sheets in the oven, leave the door slightly open to let the moisture out. Dehydrate the puree in the oven for 5-8 hours, until the surface is no longer sticky. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Cut into 2 inch strips and roll them up (you can use wax paper to roll them up, if you choose to). Store in airtight container for up to one week.

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