Fruit Leather

If you’re lucky enough to harvest any fruit yourself, whether wild or from your own plants, you know that you only get fresh fruit for a couple weeks out of the year. If you buy fruit in the grocery store, you are still on a time crunch to eat it before it goes bad. Making your own fruit leather provides a great opportunity to preserve that fruit in a way that makes a delicious, packable snack. 

This recipe is easy: blend any fruit you have until smooth pour onto greased tray (or parchment paper) about 1 cm thick and then dehydrate for 8 hours at 165 degrees F. If you don’t have a dehydrator, set your oven to the lowest setting (hopefully under 200 degrees F) and dry for 6-8 hrs. In either case, keep an eye on the fruit leather for it to reach the desired consistency. This video uses strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and chia seeds.

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