Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather // Summer Snack Series

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Ever since I was a kid I have loved fruit leather, fruit roll ups, fruit by the foot, and fruit snacks.  So when I learned I could make my own with 2 or 3 ingredients I was pretty darn excited.  Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious.

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This stuff doesn’t last long in our house.  My kids eat it up so fast and I don’t feel guilty one bit.  Fruit leathers are easy to make in the dehydrator or oven.  For tips on dehydrating foods be sure to check out last week’s post here.

Choose a fruit that is in season – here I’ve chosen peaches and raspberries.  After your puree your fruit taste it, if it is still a bit tart you can always add a little honey and blend it in.

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When it comes to fruit leathers, the thickness is key – spread it too thin and you get brittle paper, spread it too thick and you get a goopy mess that never dries.  The trick is that you want it to just be past the point of transparent when you spread your purees.  If you’re using a dehydrator – many of them come with fruit leather inserts, or try parchment paper.  If you’re using an oven use a silpat or silicone mat to spread your puree.  Set your dehydrator to medium or about 135-140 degrees and dry for 8-10 hours, checking at 6.  If you’re using an oven, set to the lowest temp, prop open with a wooden spoon and bake for 6-8 hours, checking at 4.

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather

This is going to be you’r new favorite summer snack – agreed upon my the kids and the adults!

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather // Summer Snack Series

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather // Summer Snack Series

Ingredients

  • 8-10 peaches
  • 1 large carton raspberries
  • honey to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Wash, peel, pit, and slice your peaches. Place in a blender and puree. Taste puree and add a little honey starting with a teaspoon if the mixture is tart.
  2. 2. On a silicone mat if using your oven, or on your dehydrator fruit leather tray or parchment paper spread mixture just until it is no longer transparent. Everyone's dehydrator is a different size, but this should make about 2 large trays.
  3. 3. Wash raspberries. Place in a blender and puree. Taste puree and add a little honey starting with a teaspoon if the mixture is tart.
  4. 4. Drizzle mixture evenly over peach puree that has been spread out. Using a spatula, swirl the raspberry puree into the peach puree.
  5. 5. Set oven to lowest temp, prop open with a wooden spoon and bake 6-8 hours - checking at 4 hours. If using a dehydrator set to medium heat and dry for 8-10 hours, checking at 6 hours.
  6. 6. Remove leather from tray or mat, cut into strips, and roll with parchment paper. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
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  1. Fruit leathers definitely take me back to my childhood.. and I never thought that you could make them from scratch before. Definitely something I need to try!

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