Kids Cooking: Homemade Fruit Leather

Kids Cooking: Homemade Fruit LeatherKids Cooking: Homemade Fruit Leather

If you like Fruit Roll-Ups, then you’ll love fruit leather! It’s easy to make with just a little help from an adult, and it tastes great. Best of all, you can use any fruit you like, or even mix different fruits together for different tastes and colors.

One Ingredient Fruit Leather

This is a very easy fruit leather recipe, with only two ingredients: Your favorite fruit and honey.

Ingredients:

3 cups of chopped fruit (strawberry, blackberry, peach, apricot, apple …)

1 Tablespoon of honey

Directions:

Turn the oven on to its lowest setting, around 150 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This paper keeps the fruit from sticking the pan!

Put the chopped fruit in a medium saucepan on low heat. Cook the fruit until it starts to get soft and the juices begin to ooze out. Stir the fruit often so it does not burn!

Once the fruit is soft and juicy, add the honey. Stir until it is all combined.

Remove the fruit from the stove. Pour it into a blender or food processor and blend it until it is very smooth. (The smooth fruit liquid is called a puree.) The fruit will be hot, so you should have an adult do this part.

Once the fruit is smooth, carefully pour it out of the blender onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. (Another adult job!)

Use a spatula and spread the fruit out inside the pan to make a nice, even layer. Pay attention to how thick it is while you spread it, and don’t let it be too thin. That will make it crispy instead of like leather.

Bake the fruit in the oven for 4 to 6 hours. You can start checking the fruit after about 4 hours—it will peel easily from the parchment paper when it is done.

Remove the leather from the oven and let it cool. When it has cooled, cut it into rectangles with scissors—paper and all! Then roll them up and store them in an airtight container for a homemade fruit leather treat!

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