How To Make Strawberry Fruit Leather Video
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Strawberry Fruit Leather Program



My kids love fruit leather, but sometimes it takes more like plastic to me then sweet fruity leather. This Strawberr-Wee Fruit Leather couldn't be any easier to make and it's the perfect use for summer strawberries!

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  1. Mahesh

    August 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

    i Lke strawberry -wee fruit leather above receipe

  2. nettie928

    September 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Catherine – My granddaughter is a very picky eater! I am just getting her to try new things and she is 11. lol! She has asked if you have a recipe for orange fruit leather.

  3. Jenny

    June 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I tried today.turned out perfect! U have to check it after 2hours! I check it every 10mins

  4. baynia

    October 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Love love love can’t wait to try!

  5. Kim

    June 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm


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  7. SaraJacobs

    November 20, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    can’t wait to try this.

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  9. Theresa

    August 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for responding Melissa! I plan on trying ur method out with frozen strawberrys in a min… I refuse to waste n e more fresh fruit on this :) I’ll let u know how it goes **fingers crossed**

  10. Melissa Hellon

    August 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Lauren, Theresa, and Bonnie, try lowering the oven temp and leave it in the oven for a few hours longer. I had the same issues until I set my oven to 170 degrees and left the fruit in the oven for about 6-8 hrs. It worked great! Bonnie, it’s supposed to look like a dark red, and it might come out crispy but just let it sit out for awhile and it will Soften up nicely. Hope this helps…

  11. Bonnie

    July 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Hmm, I just tried this and did a full 2 hours. When it came out, it’s brown…like brownies, lol. Im thinking it’s burnt? Im not sure what it’s supposed to look like.

  12. Theresa

    July 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    lauren i had the same problem the edges turn out burnt n crispy and the middle is soft n mushy i have wasted three batches n tons of strawberries!! help or advise please my son loves fruit strips and i would love to make these for him

  13. Lauren

    May 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    i just tried making this and it was in the oven at 250 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The edges (up to about an inch into the square) were burned and the center was not sticky so I took it out. But, now the center is mushy and the edges are crisp and taste burnt! Help! I cannot afford to waste strawberries and I would love to figure out how to make this recipe work. Thanks!

  14. Shanna

    October 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I tried making this 3 times. 3 times it failed. Bad. I think I might save up for a food dehydrator

  15. Melissa

    August 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    This looks fantastic and with the summer well underway, we’re having access to a TON of fresh fruit on the east coast. How long of a “shelf-life” does this have and how should I store it?


    • catherine

      August 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      Awesome!! This can last up to a month (If there are any left!), I store them in a container and place it on the counter. :)

  16. Kelli

    August 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    My kids don’t like how the organic fruit leathers are sticky while holding them to eat. How do these come out? Thanks!

    • catherine

      August 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      They are not sticky at all! These are great and no mess! :)

  17. Christina

    August 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    When my grandmother gave me her dehydrater a few years ago, I was SO excited to make dried fruits and dried vegis (to fry like they do in India…delicious!)! BUT, I have NEVER tried to dehydrate anything because I am so intimidated by it! he he! I will definitely be trying this soon! It seems really easy and goof proof! My kids love fruit lethers (the organic, real fruit ones) but I don’t buy them much because they are so expensive! Now I can make them much cheaper! Thanks so much for this recipe and for the ideas on other fruits that would work too! You are a mom’s life saver!! 😀

  18. Babies 411

    August 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Mmmmmmmmm….mmmmmmmmmm! I’m a HUGE fan of fruit leather and it looks so easy to make! Delicious AND Nutritious! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Jana

    August 1, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Do you think this would work with frozen fruit? We live in a place where we don’t get good fresh berries (southeast Asia). Great tropical fruit but no berries :) Thanks!

    • Betsy

      August 8, 2010 at 6:28 am

      I just made this with two 10 ounce bags of Frozen Organic Strawberries from Whole Foods. I defrosted the berries in the microwave first, then followed the recipie. Came out great!

    • catherine

      August 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      I think it should :) Just let the berries defrost and puree :) You can also use tropical fruit such as mangos

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  21. Jenine

    July 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    That looks so good and easy to make. I’m so glad to see that I don’t have the only ‘helpers’ that like hanging out in my kitchen getting a bit in the way when I’m trying to do something.

    Can this be made with other fruit too? My kids have not tried fruit leather before but I bet this is a great way for them to get their fruit servings in if they’re being picky about fruit. I wonder how many nutrients are lost in the baking process. Any idea?

    • catherine

      August 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      You can make these with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mangos, peaches, nectarines. As for nutrients, according to some facts i have read in the past, not much of the nutrients are lost. The worst way to cook food is by boiling – that is where all the nutrients are lost. Also, since it is set at a low temp, you are not losing that much nutrients either :)

      • Joy

        August 21, 2010 at 1:12 am

        Dumb question – would you peel the peaches or just blend them all?

        • catherine

          August 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

          I would blend them all up since a lot of nutrients are in the skin :)

  22. Tessa

    July 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    This looks cool! Think it would work with blueberries? I have lots of blueberries I need to use quickly :)

    • Tessa

      July 31, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      I tried it with blueberries and it came out great! When I took it out of the oven it was crispy and I was bummed that I left it in to long, but then I let it sit overnight and the next morning it was nice and leathery. My kids (ages 3 and 5) love them. Thanks Catherine!

  23. Sharmila

    July 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. My kids love the store bought fruit leathers but you are right, they are too many additives! Just wanted to know what blender do you use? I have the glass oster blender that makes it so difficult to blend the strawberries without adding any liquid.

    • catherine

      July 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      I have a Vita-Mix Blender. You have to be patient with the strawberries, mine took a while too, I just had to keep pushing them down.