How to Make Fruit Leather in a Dehydrator
To Make Fruit Leather You Will Need:
- A dehydrator (I have a Nesco Snackmaster, but any dehydrator will work)
- Fruit roll sheets
- Parchment Paper
This is what a fruit roll sheet looks like. It sits on top of the regular tray, and seals off all of the holes, so you can dry things that are more liquidy.
Puree your fruit. This can be fresh fruit or canned fruit. Two cups of puree should be enough to cover one fruit roll screen. In this example, I used a can of cherries combined with a bit of applesauce. If you’d like to sweeten your puree with sugar or honey, this is the time to do it.
Pour your puree onto the screen. Add more, if you need it.
Then, smooth the puree out with a rubber spatula. You want it to be 1/8-inch thick everywhere.
Turn on your dehydrator, and let it run for at least six hours. Your fruit leather is done when it feels completely dry to the touch.
Allow your fruit leather to cool. Then, carefully pull it off of the screen …
and place it on a piece of parchment paper.
Then, cut the fruit leather (and parchment paper backing) into strips.
Roll the strips with the parchment paper facing out, and secure each bundle with a piece of tape.
Store your finished fruit leather in an air-tight container, and drop a couple into your kids’ lunchboxes each day until they’re gone.Want to learn how to make fruit leather without a dehydrator? Click here to learn how to make fruit leather in the oven.
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