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Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is one of our favorite snacks. We love enjoying the early summer harvest of apricots or the peaches that come in the final days of summer.

From late spring to early fall, you can find so much delicious produce to enjoy, especially if you visit the farmer’s market, are lucky enough to have generous neighbors, and even have your own little garden or fruit trees.

Fresh seasonal fruit is delightful, but you can only eat so much and sometimes it seems to ripen faster than we can eat it. When that happens, I make fruit leather!

This is a super simple recipe without all the artificial stuff you’ll find in a Fruit Roll-Up.

These can be dehydrated in the oven or a food dryer. I have the Excalibur Food Dehydrator and love it.


Fruit Leather

  • Author: Tammie Duggar



3 cups of coarsely pureed fruit- apricots, strawberries, peaches, etc.
1 Tbsp Raw Honey, optional
1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Applesauce


Place fresh fruit in a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse until coarsely pureed.

Add the remaining ingredients into the processor along with the 3 cups of coarsely pureed fruit.

Process until mixture is smooth and pourable.

If drying in the oven, prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. If using a food dehydrator, use silicone mats.

Preheat the oven to the lowest setting, usually 170 degrees.

Place in the oven and cook until no longer liquid or sticky. Depending on your oven, this usually takes 3-5 hours. (Follow your dehydrator instructions for cooking times and temperatures.)

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Remove parchment paper from baking sheet and cut leather and parchment paper with kitchen shears into individual serving sizes, I like to make 2″ X 6″ strips.

Roll up leather and parchment paper together. Use a small piece of tape to keep them rolled.

Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Refrigerate or freeze for longer storage times.


*Use your favorite green smoothie recipes to make fruit leather too! Just keep the water content low and follow the ratios in this recipe.

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