Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

Total Time
16hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 16 hrs

from GeorgiaPellegrini.com - http://georgiapellegrini.com/2010/07/23/recipes/homemade-fruit-leather/

Directions

  1. Place some plastic over a rimmed sheet tray and brush it with olive oil.
  2. Dice strawberries into small pieces and put them in a pit with a bit of water. Add a squirt of lemon juice and stew them, mostly covered, until very soft and mushy.
  3. Allow fruit to cool slightly, then transfer fruit to a blender and blend until mostly smooth. Taste, add sugar as necessary, and blend again. (Don't add too much sugar - the leather will become sweeter as it cooks anyway!).
  4. Pour the mixture onto the plastic-covered tray and use a spatula to spread evening over the tray to 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Preheat oven to 150 degrees (you may have to crack the oven door to keep the temperature that low). Place tray in oven and leave for 6-8 hours.
  6. Invert the fruit leather onto another baking sheet covered in plastic or silicon baking pad, and oil, and remove the first lining. Place in the oven for another 6-8 hours. If it becomes too brittle at any point, simply brush on water with a pastry brush to rehydrate it.
  7. Cool the sheet tray and cut the fruit leather into desired sizes. Dust with corn starch to prevent sticking, cover in plastic and store in a cool place in a sealed container.