MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fruit Leather

Puree fruit in a blender. Today I used figs from my friend's tree, but I have also used apricots and strawberries.

Tape parchment paper (I purchased mine at Walmart. It is pictured above) to a baking sheet. I found that painter's tape works the best. (You can use plastic wrap instead of parchment paper, but be sure that it is very thick plastic wrap [ie: Saran Wrap brand]. If the plastic wrap is too thin, it will stick to the dried fruit leather.)

Pour the puree onto the covered baking sheet.
Tilt the cookie sheet from side to side to make the puree thin.
Put the cookie sheets outside in the sun to dry into fruit leather. It will take several hours.
Once completely dried, pull the leather off in strips. Enjoy!

I learned how to do this when I was a college student. You can make fruit leather out of any summer fruit. You can also add a banana to your fruit puree to sweeten it up a bit (I always add banana to my strawberry puree).

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