Fruit Leather

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Fruit Leather
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup (one 24-ounce jar) regular or flavored applesauce (not unsweetened)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 170°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with plastic wrap. Tape down edges of plastic wrap at the corners. Pour applesauce into the prepared baking pan, spreading into an even 1/4-inch-thick layer.

  2. Bake for 12 to 13 hours or until fruit leather is dry (surface may be slightly sticky), rotating pan occasionally. (For a dehydrator, lightly oil a leather dehydrator sheet. Pour applesauce onto the prepared leather sheet, spreading into an even 1/4-inch-thick layer. Dehydrate at 135°F for 12 to 13 hours or until fruit leather is dry [surface may be slightly sticky]. If necessary, turn fruit leather over for the last 1 hour of dehydrating to allow bottom to dry.)

  3. Using the edges of the plastic wrap, lift fruit leather out of pan; cool completely. Roll fruit leather into a spiral; wrap in the plastic wrap. (For the dehydrator, peel fruit leather from leather sheet. Roll into a spiral; wrap in plastic wrap.) Store at room temperature for up to 1 month, chill for up to 3 months, or freeze for up to 1 year. Before serving, cut into 24 pieces.

Cranberry Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/4 cup pureed fresh cranberries for 1/4 cup of the applesauce.
Per Serving: Same as above, except 32 calories, 8 g carb., 7 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin C.

Strawberry Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/2 cup pureed fresh strawberries for 1/2 cup of the applesauce.
Per Serving: Same as above, except 30 calories, 8 g carb. 6 g total sugar, 7% Vitamin C.

Cherry Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/2 cup pureed fresh sweet cherries for 1/2 cup of the applesauce (after pureeing the cherries, combine them with the applesauce immediately to prevent browning).
Per Serving: Same as above, except 32 calories, 8 g carb. 7 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin C.

Strawberry-Blueberry Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/4 cup pureed fresh strawberries and 1/4 cup pureed fresh blueberries for 1/2 cup of the applesauce. Allow 1 hour additional drying time.
Per Serving: Same as above, except 31 calories, 8 g carb. 6 g total sugar, 5% Vitamin C.

Spicy Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except stir 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice, curry powder, or ground ginger into the applesauce.
Per Serving: Same as above, except 36 calories, 2% Vitamin C, 1% iron.

Almond Applesauce Leather:

Prepare as directed, except stir 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or lemon extract into the applesauce.
Per Serving: Same as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

35 Calories
9g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 35
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Folate, total 0.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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