Try 1,000 new things: Fruit leather

Fruit roll ups

I tried making my own fruit roll ups last week after reading about it here and here. There were some REALLY good deals on strawberries last week so I went out and bought 8 pounds.

Oh yes.

I found out that my oven turns itself off after being on for 12 consecutive hours. I had a batch of just strawberry and a batch of strawberry/kiwi. I had 3 pans in the oven over night and the strawberry batch was ready in about 10 maybe 11 hours. The strawberry/kiwi batch (2 pans) took more like 15.

Then I still had some left over so yesterday I made another batch of the strawberry/kiwi and it was ready in about 5 hours, on it’s own in the oven.

Here’s what I think:

After you’ve done your reducing of the puree – stick it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, preheat your oven to 170 or 200 – something low near there and dehydrate your cooled puree. It goes faster, or it did for me. About half the time.


** I modified the linked recipe – I only used berries, applesauce and agave nectar. Use what you have, what works for you. Have fun!

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