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Homemade fruit leathers recipe

Homemade fruit leathers are a great alternative to store bought snacks that have a lot of chemicals added. You can choose whatever fruits are in season. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 5 large apples
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 cup water


Peel and core the apples, slicing thinly.

Hull and halve the strawberries.

Place all fruit in a pot with the water. Place a lid on.

Cook until sof and then puree with a stick blender.

Line a tray with baking paper and pour the fruit mix onto the baking tray.

Spread evenly and thinly.

Place in the oven and turn on, setting the temperature to 120°C.

Prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon.

This dehydrating process can take anywhere from 2 hours to 10 hours depending on the type of fruit and the level of moisture left in the mixture.

Slice and roll up in cling film to keep.


  • There is a huge variety of fruit that you can use to make this recipe.
  • Peaches, apples, pears and pumpkin are fibrous and all make a great main ingredient.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, bananas and citrus fruits all have too much moisture in them to be the main fruit but make a great minor player in the fruit leathers.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder..

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