Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

My boys REALLY like gummy fruit snacks.  I REALLY do not like all the additives and food dyes in them.  There are more natural versions out there, but they are super pricey.  So, I was very pleased to discover how simple it is to make our own fruit leather.  I know exactly what is in it and it costs only the price of the fruit. It takes a while to bake, but otherwise it is super simple.

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Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

3 Cups sliced Strawberries

2 Cups peeled and chopped apples

2 Tbsp Honey or Agave (more or less to taste)

Parchment Paper

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees.  Toss all ingredients into a blender.  Blend until very smooth and thoroughly mixed.  Spread mixture evenly onto parchment paper on a 11×17 baking sheet.  Place into the heated oven for 6-8 hours.  You will know the fruit leather is done when it looks dry and matte.  It is easiest to cut into strips while it is still on the parchment paper.  I just use my kitchen shears and cut into equal sized strips.  It cools very quickly, so you can cut it within a few minutes of removing from the oven.  Store on the parchment paper and peel when ready to eat.

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

My kids usually eat them up in a couple of days, but I am sure they would store in an airtight container for a week or two.  Pretty much any fresh or frozen fruit combination will work.  It you use frozen, let it thaw a bit so it will blend smooth.  

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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

  1. Do you think pears would work? or half apple with half pear? I have some on the counter that are on the edge of expiring.

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