It’s a good day.
I wish you could drop by my ” real home” and visit.
If you could . . .
the minute you walk through my door, you would smell the perfume.
As you follow that sweet fruity aroma, it would lead you right into my kitchen.
You could pull up a heavy iron stool and sit a while.
We would eat Pretty Plum Fruit Leather!
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I put him to work.
I’m really excited to show you just how easy Fruit Leather is to make at home.
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And so it all begins . . . like this.
I have orchards of sweet plum trees – I swear I do.
You will wash all those sweet plums and take the pits out . . . of course.
It’s an amazing thing.
You’ll feel the power beneath your feet!
You will want to sweeten the fruit with Honey, Agave or granulated sugar – about 1/4 cup per 4 cups fruit,
to your taste buds.
I also add 1 Tablespoon of Fruit Fresh or you can add 1 Tablespoon fresh Lemon juice.
This helps the fruit from turning too brown.
Preheat your oven to the lowest possible temperature.
My Wolf oven has a low temp of 150 degrees F. The other one cranks down to 170 degrees.
Both temperatures will work just fine.
Line a Cookie sheet with a Silpat or Parchment paper or even plastic wrap. It won’t melt.
Spread the fruit puree about 1/8 inch thick. Leave about a 1/2 inch border.
Make sure that your edges are just as thick as the middle. The edges cook first.
Tap that cookie sheet a few times on top of your counter top to level the fruit and make it smooth.
Note: A Silpat works wondrously . . . the Plum Puree doesn’t spread where it’s not suppose to spread!
Bake for 6 to 8 hours or so, until the pulp has become leather and isn’t sticky to the touch.
Let it cool . . . then
Peel it off the Silpat.
Oh geez . . . you will love this stuff.
Other than the sugar that you use to sweeten it lightly, it’s quite healthy.
I think that some of those frozen Raspberries are also calling to be fruit Leather.
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Roll it up in some wax paper, and store it in a zip-loc type bag or well sealed container.
If you like, you can use your pizza cutter and cut the Fruit Leather in strips.
. . . and there you have it!
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Homemade Fruit Leather
Yield: 1 pan fruit leather-about 10 fruit roll-ups
3 cups ripe chopped fruit
Plums, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries are all great choices
Sweetener to taste
Agave, honey or Granulated sugar – I use about ¼ cup honey or sugar
1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice or 1 -tablespoon Fruit Fresh
*this helps preserve the color of the fruit
Note: I don’t peel the skin away from the Plums and Peaches. A good blender or Food Processor will puree it fine. The skin is the best part for you!
1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees F or the lowest temperature your oven will go. Line a 11 x 17 baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
2. Puree the fruit, fruit fresh or lemon juice and sweetener of your choice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour fruit mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread to about a 1/8″ thick. Leave at least ½” fruit free border along the edges of the pan. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a few times to make sure the fruit mixture is evenly distributed.
3. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 6-8 hours, until pan is set and the center is not tacky. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Gently peel off the fruit leather from the Silpat. Cut into squares or strips using a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors, or leave fruit leather in sheets.
If you want to make fruit roll-ups, roll the strips in parchment or wax paper. Store in an air-tight container or zip-loc type bag.
Note-if you don’t have a Silpat baking mat, you can line the baking sheet with plastic wrap or parchment paper. The plastic wrap will not melt in the oven because the temperature is so low.
Note: Silpats work perfectly. The fruit mixture stays where you spread it, and you don’t have corners that don’t bake properly. The fruit leather easily lifts and never sticks or tears!