Peach Fruit Leather

Looking for a yummy, easy to make treat throughout the day? This recipe has one ingredient, ripe peaches! Takes you back to the days of Fruit Roll Ups, but doesn’t have any artificial flavorings or colors in it, what could be better! Plus the fruit leathers at the store are so expensive!!

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Now for the instructions: Place cut peaches into a food processor and puree until smooth. I used the most, easy to clean and versatile kitchen gadget I own, my 4 in 1 mini food processor that is also a hand blender and an immersion blender… it works very well and it is nice and compact for those of you who do not have much space for gadgets!

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I personally used my dehydrator, which I love using to make all sorts of dried fruit and herbs! I just followed my machine’s instructions in their instruction manual. Then i store them in an airtight tupperware.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, here are the instructions for using a baking sheet and a low temperature oven thanks to two peas in their pod!

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees F or the lowest temperature your oven will go. Line a 11 x 17 baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  2.  Pour fruit mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread to about a 1/8″ thick. I always pound the baking sheet on the counter a few times to make sure the fruit mixture is evenly distributed.
  3. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 6-8 hours, until pan is set and the center is not tacky. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Gently peel off the fruit leather from the Silpat. Cut into squares or strips using a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors. If you want to make fruit roll-ups, roll the strips in parchment paper. Store in an air-tight container.

Note-if you don’t have a Silpat baking mat, you can line the baking sheet with plastic wrap or parchment paper. The plastic wrap will not melt in the oven because the temperature is so low. I prefer to use a Silpat though. Get creative and use your favorite fruits, you can also mix fruits! You can also feel free to add sweetener (sugar, honey) if it’s too tart! The fruit leather will keep up to a month in an air-tight container.

Play around with the recipe and let me know any feedback!

Adele

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