15 Recipes & 5 Articles with Hacks to Make Fruit Leathers Like a Pro
We just finished up our two-week series on Fruit Leather (Roll-up) Recipes and they were well received! It was really fun sharing some of our favorite fruit leather recipes with you. Please let us know in the comments if you would like to see more and what fruit (or vegetable) flavors you would enjoy. How can we inspire and help you?
Fruit leather is a chewy, dried fruit product, much like Fruit Roll-ups, that you can make at home with your dehydrator. Fruit leathers are made by pouring puréed fruit onto a flat surface for drying. When dried, the fruit is pulled from the surface and rolled. It gets the name “leather” from the fact that when puréed fruit is dried, it is shiny and has the texture of leather. Loved by kids of all ages, these are easy to make and quite tasty!
Tips, Tricks, & Hacks
For hacks to keep your leathers from sticking, see Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?
Do you have trouble getting your dehydrated foods off the trays? Food high in sugars can be the worse to remove from our trays when dry. Try these simple hacks.
To make Fruit Leather in your oven, see Making Fruit Leathers in Your Oven.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, that’s ok; you may be able to still make fruit leather in the oven.
To handle cracks and buckles in your Fruit Leathers, see Cracks in Your Fruit Leathers?
If your fruit leather buckles or cracks in the middle, resulting in big fissures instead of remaining one continuous sheet, try these hacks.
To read our best tips & tricks, see Fruit Leather Perfection Secrets.
Fruit Leathers are so easy to prepare with your dehydrator or oven. There are really few things that can go wrong. Many times all it takes are a few tips from the experts—dehydrating Moms who have found the secret to healthy snacking!
To learn about making fruit leathers in general, see Fruit Roll Ups Recipe.
Fruit leather can be made from fresh, frozen, or canned fruit (including home canned). The advantages of making your own fruit leathers are to save money use less sugar and to mix fruit flavors. Even leftover fruit pulp from making jelly or smoothies can be blended and made into fruit rolls. Some folks also make it with fruit juices.
Cranberries and Apples with a Hint of Citrus Taste
Fruits Used: Cranberries and Apples with Orange Powder
Roasting Stone Fruit for Leathers Brings out the Sweetness
Fruits Used: Peaches sweetened with dates
Variations: Apricots, nectarines, cherries, or plums
Blueberries Mellowed by Applesauce and Thickened with Chia Seeds
Fruits Used: Blueberries and applesauce sweetened with dates
Sweet-Tart with a Punch of Color
Fruits Used: Mangoes, strawberries, and bananas
Sneak in Some Green Nutrition
Fruits Used: Sweet green apples with spinach
Tropical Island Tastes in a Fruit Leather
Fruits Used: Bananas, pineapple, orange, lemon, and coconut
Summertime Moments All Year Long
Fruits Used: Watermelon and bananas
Make Fruit Leathers Using Dried Oranges
Fruits Used: Applesauce flavored with orange powder
Use Your Strawberry Harvest for Fresh Taste
Fruits Used: Strawberries and bananas
Sweet Heat for Your Fruit Leathers
Fruits Used: Strawberries with jalapeño peppers
Unique Blackberry Sweetness with a Bit of Zest
Fruits Used: Blackberries flavored with lime and fresh mint
Chocolate Hazelnut Flavor in a Snack-able, Chewy Roll-up
Fruits Used: Bananas flavored with chocolate-hazelnut spread
Leftover Jelly or Jam Spreads Make Great Fruit Leathers
Fruits Used: Applesauce flavored with either store-bought or homemade jelly or jam
Peppermint Patty Taste in a Fruit Leather
Fruits Used: Bananas flavored with dark cocoa powder and peppermint extract
Yogurt & Bananas Make a Delicious Taffy-Like Leather (with Vegan/Milk Allergy Option)
Fruits Used: Bananas, but you can use any fruit you like
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