Homemade Fruit Leather (aka Fruit Roll-Ups)
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Homemade Fruit Leather

Homemade fruit leather (fruit roll-ups) are so easy to make at home in your dehydrator or oven, and they're healthier and tastier than the store-bought kind!
Author Sarah UmmYusuf

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped fruit
  • Liquid sweetener optional
  • Spices optional
  • Lemon juice optional

Instructions

  1. Add chopped fruit to blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Add sweetener, spices, and/or lemon juice, if using, and puree again.
  3. Line dehydrator trays or oven pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  4. Pour puree onto trays and spread as evenly as possible, about 1/8 - 1/4-inch thick. Leave about 1" border around the edges.

For Dehydrator

  1. Dehydrate at 115-135 degrees and let it go for about 10-12 hours. Start checking your leather at about 8 hours.

For Oven

  1. Set your oven to the lowest temperature possible. The ideal temperature is 145 degrees (most will only go to 170 degrees). Depending on temperature, it can take anywhere from 4 – 10 hours to dry.
  2. Fruit leather is done when it's shiny, leathery, and just barely sticky to the touch. When you press your finger into it, it shouldn’t leave an indent. It should also be pliable and peel off easily from the parchment/silicone sheet.

Recipe Notes

Adding a sweetener helps to enhance the taste and texture of your fruit leather, making it softer and more pliable.
If your leather starts to get too crispy on the edges before the center is done, you can brush the edges with a little water to rehydrate them.