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More Homemade Fruit Leather

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I had a lot of fun making the first batch of fruit leather so I wanted to try some other flavors.

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From top to bottom: Cherry (2 cups pureed canned cherries), Kiwi (2 cups pureed kiwis), Pear (2 cups pureed ripe pears), Strawberry apple (2 cups strawberry applesauce)

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These ones were all made with different flavors of applesauce. I used 2 cups of applesauce for each tray. Granny smith, mixed berry, mango peach, strawberry , cinnamon, pear, and blueberryDSC_0095-2 DSC_0110

Kiwi watermelon


cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple


Raspberry apricot


Applesauce with frozen cherries

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I have This Nesco Dehyrator. You can buy cheap trays specifically for fruit leather or you can just use parchment paper. In general I use about 2 cups of pureed fruit for a single tray. Try to spread the fruit as evenly as possible over the whole area so it dries at the same time. Depending on the thickness and amount of fruit you use, they dry at different times. In general I have been running the fan at 135 F and the trays take 6-10 hours to dry. I just check them occasionally during the day. Some I overdried because they were running into the night but they still taste good, just a bit more crisp than leathery.

2 Responses to “More Homemade Fruit Leather”

  1. Maira

    Hi – Why did you use applesauce as a base when making these fruit leathers? Does applesauce make them shiny and more pliable ? These seem to have a different look / shine than those in your first posting. Thanks!

    • rachelhowden11

      Hello! Sorry for the delay in response. Yes applesauce has the right sugar content and texture that it makes very shiny good textured fruit leather. Other fruits, depending on their sugar content and texture dry differently than others (it also depends on your drying time).


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