Fruit Leather Sweetened with Honey Recipe

Fruit Leather Sweetened with Honey Recipe

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This is our favorite (and very easy) recipe for fruit leather.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries (about 2 baskets)
  • 1 peeled and chopped apple
  • ½ cup water
  • The juice of one orange
  • The juice of one lemon
  • ⅛-1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)

 

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 140 degrees (or as low as it will go).
  2. In a saucepan, add the strawberries, apple, and water on medium-low heat until it reaches a simmer.IMG_6404
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.IMG_6407
  4. When berries and apple have softened, stir in lemon and orange juices.IMG_6410
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in honey and cinnamon.IMG_6411
  6. Blend berry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth (about one minute in a blender).
  7. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour berry mixture in to the pan.IMG_6416IMG_6417
  8. Place mixture into the oven and allow to dehydrate for 6-12 hours (depending on oven and heat settings). *Important: Do not overcook! It will be crispy if you do.
  9. When the fruit leather has adequately dried, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  10. Slice into strips with a pizza cutter, or use cookie cutters to make fun shapes!
  11. Enjoy!IMG_6437

 



9 comments

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  1. Eliza 21 May, 2013, 07:53

    Do you think it will work in a dehydrator? I would love to try this but currently the oven is out of sorts.

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  2. Annie 21 May, 2013, 07:54

    Wow, this looks awesome. I would totally do this if I had a food dehydrater. Yum.

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  3. Maja 21 May, 2013, 07:56

    Wow! This look really cool! But is there any other way of dehydrate that?

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  4. Allison 21 May, 2013, 07:56

    This is excellent, thanks :) Have you tried freezing it? Or storing it in any other way? It seems like a great treat to just keep around if I can make it in large enough quantities, but I can’t see how to store it.

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  5. Ann @ Such a Mama 9 July, 2013, 04:59

    Pinning this pronto! I was just talking about how expensive these fruit snack are, especially if you want the healthy ones. Perfect timing!

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  6. naomi 15 August, 2013, 20:35

    What temperature do you have the oven on? Like, low or really really low?

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  7. Becky 20 December, 2013, 16:07

    Might have to try this see if it will get my 5 year old to actually eat so e fruit :)

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  8. Jen O. 2 February, 2014, 19:12

    Do you think frozen strawberries would work? They’re expensive and bad here because they’re out of season.

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