Sugar-Free Fruit Leather
Updated: Jan 23
I enjoy making fruit leather any time of the year. This recipe was made at the end of July, and I was able to get a hold of a couple of pounds of organic blueberries and cherries. Fruit leather makes a healthy mid-afternoon snack, an after-school snack, or lunchbox goodie, perfect for when you have a sweet craving or out hiking/hunting and need a little pick-me-up. It's easy, and sticky, but oh so nutritious!
Fruit leather is a great way to preserve any extra fruit harvests. The honey will give it longer storage, and with it you know you are giving you and your
family a healthy, non-sugary snack. You can make this fruit leather in any dehydrator, and I use this particular dehydrator, which comes with the fruit roll sheets. You will need three trays for 6 cups of pureed fruit. For this recipe, I used pureed blueberries and pitted cherries (6 cups each) and used six trays. This is the blender I used to puree the fruit and here is the cherry pitter that I used. I usually double my recipes for a family of five.
6 cups of washed and cleaned pureed fruit of choice. (pictured is pureed blueberries and pitted cherries, for a total of 6 cups each, and 3 trays each)
3/4 cup of raw honey
2 Tblsp of fresh lemon juice or 100% bottles lemon juice
1) Wash and clean your fruit (can use any fruit of choice)
2) Puree fruit for a total of 6 cups
3) Add the honey and lemon juice and stir well
4) Lightly oil the fruit roll trays with olive oil
5) Place each roll tray onto a base tray
6) Carefully pour puree onto each tray until full
7) Stack trays appropriately onto dehydrator
8) Set temperature to 140 degrees and then start
9) Takes about 8-10 hours, until fruit no longer indents
10) Turn off dehydrator and let fruit slightly cool
11) Remove fruit roll tray from dehydrator and place parchment over the top, then gently flip it over, and carefully pull the fruit leather from the tray onto the parchment paper
12) Roll the parchment paper and leather up like a fruit roll up, and you can either leave it like that and tie string around it, or you can cut it like I did with a pair of kitchen scissors.
13) Store in a glass jar with a lid for up to one month, is a cool place. Can store in the fridge or the freezer.
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