So many possibilities and variants for this recipe! For the first batch I used plain applesauce but cut up some dried pears instead of apricots. Next time, I plan on using the apricots-- but with strawberry-flavored applesauce! Maybe even do a wild boquet of strawberry, peach, blueberry, etc. flavored applesauces...thanks for posting this, SO never buying Fruit Roll Ups ever again!
This is such a great idea! I had a container of home-stewed apples I needed to use up but my wee toddler has decided he's not going to eat them anymore. I was going to make some muffins but I really wanted to make something especially for him & still have it be nice & healthy. I made some with this recipe as the base then another batch with some pureed apple & kiwifruit. They both turned out brilliantly! I spooned the kiwifruit mixture into silicone muffin pans which was ideal because they were so easy to remove & the leathers were already a perfect portion size for him - I cut the rest with cookie cutters & have them all stored in a bag in the freezer. I can't wait to try some different flavours - it's so easy & he just loves chewing on them, thank you so much for such an inspirational recipe - champion!!
I made this with grapes instead of apricots and cinnamon, so the cook time was a little longer and I found the fruit dried better if I left the oven door open. It was great!! I'll do it with strawberries next.