Side Dish | June 20, 2015

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe // Summer Snack Series

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.

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

 

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather rolled up in jar

Making Homemade Raspberry Fruit Leather

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.

Illustration of a sun, with words "Summer Snack Series" written over

Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe – The Secret Trick

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 rolled up in jar

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

5 from 1 vote
Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe // Summer Snack Series
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

Your new favorite summer snack!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade fruit leather, peach raspberry fruit leather, summer snack
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Kadee
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.
Nutrition Facts
Peach Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe // Summer Snack Series
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Potassium 2280mg 65%
Total Carbohydrates 114g 38%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 100g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 78.2%
Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!!