Homemade + Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Fruit Leather | Pink Wings
On leg two of my road trip! So here is my second recipe: fruit leather!
This is my favorite recipe of the moment, I ate up all the leather I made within the day >.<
It has no added sugar, just fresh fruit and lemon juice, and it is yummmm and so easy. You can use any combo of fruits, but I used plums and pears that came in my Farm Fresh to You box.

*A couple tips: definitely recommend the plums and pear combo, they made a great pairing and a beautiful color. I've also used fruits like Fuji apples that also taste great, but since they are so watery you may need to cook them longer in both steps. And of course apples turn brown, so a tip for battling the ugly brown color is to add a very vibrant fruit like raspberries.

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Fruit Leather
Makes one 12x17 inch pan


  • 1-1/4 lb.s chopped fruit
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Place chopped fruit and lemon juice in a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour your puree into a saucepan and place over med-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to simmer (careful of splattering!) then reduce to med-low. Cook for 35-45 minutes more, stirring often, until the mixture is very thick. 

Heat oven to 200F. Line your baking sheet with a silicone mat (or nonstick foil, but highly recommend the mat!). Pour your puree into the pan and spread evenly. Place in oven and cook for 3-3.5 hours, or until the leather is tacky. Let cool completely, then peel the leather away from your mat or foil and place on parchment paper or wax paper. Cut into 1.5 inch strips, roll, and store for up to a week. 


Recipe adapted from Food Network.

24 comments

  1. This looks so delicious! I'm going to have to make these for my little man (and me), I'm sure we're going to love them!

    Paige
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    1. Oh I've been obsessed with them, I always loved my mom's homemade fruit leather but had to find a way to do it without a dehydrator

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  2. yum! I haven't had fruit leather in a long time! This does sound super easy. Probably really good for winter too, baking for that long sorta heats the house.. heeh :) XO - Alexandra

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    1. Because it's low heat it isn't bad at all, and that is honestly the shortest amount of time--other recipes call for up to 8 hours even

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  3. This sound really good and look delicious too, but it sure take a lot of time to make. thanks for sharing with us.
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    1. Trust me that is the shortest amount of time, I've seen others that take like 8 hours. And it is mostly idle time, so not time consuming at all

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  4. The pictures alone look so yummy! I will definitely have to give this recipe a try, nothing beats fresh fruit belts!

    Jenn | www.thisjenngirl.com

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  5. Ha! Who would have thought it was that easy...?! Looks yumms!

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  6. This looks like delicious healthy fruit rollup!

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  7. That looks so tasty and healthy
    I love it

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  8. This reminds me a a sweet that we used to get in school. Obviously this is a healthier version! :D

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  9. Ooh this looks so fun to make! Plums and pears sound like a great combination and I hope you're enjoying your road trip :) I definitely would with these treats xx

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    1. I didn't know what kind of combo it would make but it turned out delish! Thanks Naeun!

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  10. This is so awesome! They're such a great snack alternative :)

    Erica
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  11. Could yoy cut them into smaller pieces and have fruit bites, or would they stick together too much?

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    1. They're as sticky as any store-bought fruit leather. I haven't tried cutting them smaller than this, especially because I end up eating it all right away, but I would say go ahead and try. They will probably stick together but still be peel-able.

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