Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Homemade Fruit Leather

This week one of our local grocery stores is featuring strawberries 2/$5!!!  This is the perfect time to give this recipe a try.  Homemade fruit leather is not only cheaper than store bought leather, it is also significantly lower in calories.  Store bought fruit leather ranges from 45-60 calories a serving, while this homemade recipe only contains 15 calories a serving AND averages less than $0.40 per serving, with only 2 ingredients!   


(for 12 servings)
  • 3 cups strawberry, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. 1. Place strawberries and honey in a food processor or blender and puree into a thick, smooth sauce.
  2. 2. Pour the sauce onto a baking tray lined with a silicone baking mat OR parchment paper and smooth into a thin, even layer.
  3. 3. Bake for 6 hours at 175ºF (80ºC), until entire surface is just dry to the touch.
  4. 4. Once cool, turn the baking mat onto a cutting board and remove the silicone baking mat.
  5. 5. Roll the fruit sheet and cut into 1-inch (2 cm) pieces.
  6. NOTE: If your fruit sheet comes out a bit too dry and you worry that rolling will cause it to crack, simply cover the surface with a few damp paper towels for a few minutes and try again. The moisture will rehydrate your fruit sheet just enough to be a flexible consistency.

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