Side Dish | February 12, 2019

Homemade Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather

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 with this peach and raspberry fruit leather recipe.

This post was sponsored by Dole packaged foods.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Homemade peach and raspberry fruit leather in a white bowl with fresh raspberries.

Dehydrating Foods

We wanted to give you the basics of dehydrating before we get started.  Many people think you need a dehydrator to dry foods.  That is not the case.  All dehydrated snacks can be done in your oven.  If you do have a dehydrator – great!  It’s such a fun appliance to own.  There is a wide range of prices and quality when it comes to dehydrators.  I use a Nesco dehydrator.

A Few Tips For Dehydrating:

  1. Choose quality produce.  The better your food tastes before you dry it, the better it will taste after it’s dried.  If you have a sour peach, its still gonna be sour after you dry it.  Here we’ve used Dole diced peaches that are packed in juice.  They are sweet and delicious, and make the perfect fruit leather.
  2. What do you need?  Some tools that are handy when it comes to drying foods include a blender, a spatula, and a good sharp knife or mandolin.
  3. Store your dried foods in airtight containers.  Dried foods will last a very long time – but moisture in the air is the enemy.  So make sure they a stored in a tight container.
  4. Experiment!  The water content of your food will largely determine how long it takes to dry your foods.  So there is no hard and fast rule for how long you’ll have to dehydrate a certain food.  The easiest way to test them is to touch it.  If it still feels moist – let it go a bit longer.

Homemade peach and raspberry fruit leather with fresh raspberries.

The Grocery List

Making fruit leather only takes a few ingredients.  For this peach and raspberry fruit leather I used:

  1. 8 cups of Dole diced peaches
  2. 8 oz fresh raspberries
  3. honey

Dole is a go-to snack at our house.  We adore their fruit cups, their dried fruits, and their frozen smoothie blends.  I love that they are non GMO fruits and vegetables. Checkout our variations for more flavor combinations!

Homemade fruit leather ingredients.

How Do I Make Homemade Fruit Leather?

  1. Drain diced peaches, discarding juice.
  2. Puree the Dole diced peaches in a blender.
  3. Spread onto a dehydrator fruit leather tray.  If using our oven method – spread onto a sheet pan that has been lined with parchment paper.
  4. Rinse raspberries and add to blender.
  5. Add one tablespoon of honey.
  6. Puree raspberries.  If you dislike the seeds, press thru a fine mesh strainer.
  7. Drizzle over peach puree.
  8. Smooth out.
  9. Place in a dehydrator set to medium heat.
  10. Dehydrate for 8 hours.  If using our oven method – set oven to lowest temp available, prop the door open with a wooden spoon, and bake for 6 hours.
  11. Peel from fruit leather tray.
  12. Slice into strips, and roll up.  Keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Thickness Is Key

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.

Homemade peach and raspberry fruit leather with fresh raspberries.

Variations

There are many combinations when it comes to fruit leathers.  While peach raspberry is a personal favorite, you may try:

  • Mango & Lime
  • Strawberry & Vanilla
  • Strawberry Lemonade (Strawberry and Lemon)
  • Apple (use applesauce)

This peach and raspberry fruit leather recipe is going to be your new favorite summer snack – agreed upon my the kids and the adults!

Homemade peach and raspberry fruit leather in a white bowl with fresh raspberries.

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Homemade peach and raspberry fruit leather in a white bowl with fresh raspberries.
Homemade Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 
Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious with this peach and raspberry fruit leather recipe.​

Your new favorite summer snack!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade fruit leather, peach raspberry fruit leather, summer snack
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 66 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 32 oz Dole dice peaches fruit bowls (8 fruit bowls)
  • 8 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Drain peaches. Place in a blender and puree. 

  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. 

  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. Drizzle mixture evenly over peach puree that has been spread out. Using a spatula, swirl the raspberry puree into the peach puree.

  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. Remove leather from tray or mat, cut into strips, and roll with parchment paper. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather
Amount Per Serving (5 oz)
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather rolled up into a jar, and some stretched out across the table

 

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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!


  2. May i use canned peaches and/or frozen berries. I doy own and always have them on hand. They look delish and cant wait to make these!!