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!
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…
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
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!
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!! 😀
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?
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
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!
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.