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Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

After making strawberry peach fruit leather a while back, my husband has been asking me to make more. I figured that since we needed good snacks for our road trip, homemade fruit leather was definitely in order!

If you have never made your own fruit leather, I can tell you that it’s really very simple. Just blend up your favorite fruits and then bake at a low temperature for a few hours until it dries out, cut into strips, and then eat it up! I like to roll mine up in parchment paper so they look like Fruit Roll-Ups just like the good old days! Fruit leathers might seem more kid-friendly, but they are really great for the whole family and are especially perfect for a road trip when it may be more difficult to get your fruit in. There are so many different kinds you can make, though I am partial to using strawberries, but that’s just because they are my favorite and I love the natural sweetness they add.

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

This version contains apples, strawberries, and a touch of honey for added sweetness. My husband pretty much inhaled the whole batch in a couple of days and it was one of the first road snacks to disappear!

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

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Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

Yield: About 10 strips

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: approx. 3 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3 small apples (I used fuji), peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • honey, agave nectar, maple syrup for sweetening (add to taste)

Directions:

  1. Add the apples to a sauce pan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil, and then lower the heat and simmer until the apples are cooked (fork tender), about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet that is approximately 10x14 inches with a baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Add the cooked apples and sliced strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth. Add honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup to taste to sweeten. Pour the mixture onto the cookie sheet. Use an offset spatula to spread the mixture into an even layer. Do the best you can to make it as even as possible. Bake in the oven for about 3 1/2-4 hours until it is dried and is slightly tacky to the touch (I start keeping a closer eye on mine around 3 hours and on just to be sure). Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing into strips. Store in an airtight container.

Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

   

4 Responses to “Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather”

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve never made my own fruit leather, but you make it sound so easy! Must try!

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    Gourmet Getaways — June 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Yeah, you make it look so easy. And you pack them sooo well :). Thanks for sharing this, Steph! I will definitely give it a try.

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I have yet to make fruit leather. It really needs to happen soon. Love this flavor combo. Pinned.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Not only do these sound AWESOME (seriously, who doesn’t love fruit leather?) the recipe sounds easy enough for my candy-making-fright (yeah, I’m scared of making candy, so what?!) AND your pictures are GORGEOUS, Stephanie!

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