This is by far my new favorite snack. Check out how easy it is to make your own fruit leather. I always assumed this was one of those foods that I was going to have buy forever.
Caution: This is highly addictive and you can easily eat the entire tray in one sitting. Try not to! It is too much fruit and sugar for one snack. Eat it as a dessert after a balanced meal or with a protein source. (That’s the nutritionist in me speaking)
Fresh fruit (I used strawberries and kiwis for this one but feel free to use your favorite- mango, berries, apples, apricots, etc)
Sugar (if needed)
Spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg (completely optional)
Rinse or peel the fruit, remove stems, seeds, etc. and chop into bite size pieces.
Place fruit in large saucepan.
Add 1/2 cup water for every 4 cups of dried fruit.
Bring to a simmer. Taste cooked fruit to determine if you need sugar. Sometimes the fruit is very tart and may need a tablespoon or more of sugar. Add sugar slowly, 1 tbsp at a time to reach desired sweetness.
Once fruit is cooked and tender, mash fruit with a potato masher or puree with an emersion blender.
Pour fruit mixture into parchment paper lined dehydrator tray. Let it run for about 8-10 hours on low.