Homemade fruit leathers recipe
- 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..