Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

fruit leather
This is easy, but it takes a long time so you have to be patient.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 hours
Serves: Probably 8 to 12 depending on big you cut them

Ingredients:


2 1/2 C. Chopped strawberries (or any other fruit)
1 T. Raw Sugar
1/4 C. Water
1 T. Freshly Squeezed Lemon (about half of a lemon)

Cut strawberries and combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and let it cook down until fruit is soft.  Pour fruit mixture in a food processor or blender and blend until pureed.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.  Spray generously with cooking spray.  Spread fruit mixture over sheet and place in a warm oven.  I put my in my warming drawer on the low setting, you could also turn your oven on 170 and dry it in there.  I would prop the door open though for ventilation if you used your oven.

Then you let the waiting game begin!  I put mine in the oven at 7:00pm and it was ready the next morning by 7:15am.  Most recipes say you have to flip it half way through the process, but I didn’t want to bother with it so I just let it be and it came out just fine!  So no extra work, always a plus! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

  1. I made it! Not too bad for the first time. I put it in the oven at 10am (170 degrees) and by 4pm it was done. Only the middle part was leathery, the outer parts were crunchy (perhaps overcooked???). The kids would have liked a little bit more sugar so next time I will try it with two Ts of sugar as opposed to one.
    Tracy, from the picture I cant tell what kind of parchment paper you used, would you mind sharing?

    Thanks a lot for all you do!

  2. I’m Loving your site and loving your strawberry fruit leather recipe. My Daughter loves Strawberry Flavored treats but hated the seeds. From the picture it looks like there are seeds in your fruit leather. Do you think this could be strained out with a cheese cloth???
    Thanks,
    Karin

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