A reader asked if you can make Strawberry Fruit Leather. The answer is yes!
We are lucky to have Marie from Makes and Takes here sharing her special tips and yummy recipe for strawberry fruit leather!
Each Summer, my Mom and I make Apricot Fruit Leather. It’s so good and super healthy. Since I posted it last year, someone asked if other fruit could be used. My mom remembers trying other flavors in the past, but always had the best success with apricots. So I decided to take up the challenge of trying some other flavors out. This week it was Strawberries and it turned out great.
I used the exact same recipe from Apricot Leather for the Strawberry. 2 cups strawberries, 2 T. honey, 1 T. lemon juice. Blend, spread, and dry.
I’ve heard you can dry your leather in the oven at a very low temp, but I love to do it in the sun. I use these old drying racks, but you can use almost anything, as long as the top is covered with holes to let in sun and air, but keep out bugs and dirt. The Strawberry leather took a little bit longer to dry, an extra day, but still delicious. And I don’t even notice the little seeds.
Since Strawberry Leather was such a success, I’m on to peach and possibly plum. What fruit have you tried to dry before?
Bravo, you have just visited a great idea
Mmm! Just wanted to let you know I linked to this on my weekly roundup – and there’s another link on there for using your oven to make fruit leather. And I’d been feeling left out for so long because I didn’t have a dehydrator – hmph! I think I’ll be trying this with last year’s peaches that I froze – we didn’t have much of a peach crop around here this year. Thanks for the recipe!