Peach Fruit Leather

For me, one of the great sites and smells of summer is a big basket of fresh peaches. We love eating them so much in my house that I tend to go a bit overboard at the farmers' market every Sunday and buy way more than we could possibly eat in a week. As the days go by, some get bruises while others become uber soft and juicy. Unless you want to eat peaches for every meal there's nothing you can really do with them except....make fruit leather! If you think my kids like eating peaches, you should just see how excited they get for this homemade fruit leather. They go through it so quickly I tend to make about three batches a week, but one of the great things about this recipe is that it stays good for weeks, if not longer.

Got a little over zealous like me at the market and now you're sitting with several pounds of super ripe stone fruit -- and no where near enough time to eat them before they spoil? Peach fruit leather is your answer!

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Peach Fruit Leather

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 4 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Peaches (skin on)
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 225 F degrees.*

2. Rinse and remove seeds from peaches.

3. Place the peaches and honey in a blender and puree until smooth.

4. Pour the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread with the back of a spoon or spatula in a large rectangle (my rectangle was 11 x 15 inches) making sure that the thickness is completely even.

5. Bake for 3-4 hours or until dry and not sticky to the touch. Remember, cooking times will vary depending on how thick you spread your mixture and how much water (juice) is naturally in the fruit.**

6. Set aside and cool at room temperature; it takes several hours for the fruit to soften up. Note that when you first take the fruit leather out of the oven, the edges will be a bit dry and crispy, but if you allow it to sit out for several hours it softens up nicely.

7. Cut with a knife, pizza cutter or scissors into strips, keeping the paper on if desired, then roll the leather into “roll ups”.

8. Serve.

* If you choose to use a dehydrator, cook the fruit leather at 135 degrees for 5 hours.

** Every oven is different, so the cooking time maybe less than 2 hours if your oven tends to run hot.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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78 comments

  • Shannon

    LOVE this! Looking forward to trying it tomorrow! :)

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    • Christie

      Would this work with watermelon? I bought one and my Mom bought me one too. We can't eat it fast enough, these fruit leathers would be perfect!

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  • Tanya

    Sounds fantastic. Can this be done with other fruits or does the recipie change too much?

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    • Sarah

      I think you can probably use any fruit. I made fruit leather with a bunch of dark sweet cherries and 1/4 cup of homemade (unsweetened) applesauce blended together last week and it was delicious!

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    • Katie Newell

      You can do this with any berry or stone fruit. Our oven takes a lot longer, so test it on a day you will be around!

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  • Zalyndia

    Saving this for next year - we are way past peach season here in Tx.

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    • Catherine

      Really?! You're already past peach season? I'm actually surprised. We had peaches at our farmers market until the first week of November last year and they were still delicious. Different climates I guess.

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  • Emily

    Do you peel the peaches?

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    • Catherine

      Skin on for more fiber :)

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  • Andria

    Will this work with canned peaches in the off season?

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    • Catherine

      I've never tried canned peaches. I feel like they need to be fresh.

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  • GG

    What's the best way to store this if I can stop myself from eating it all at once? Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      Sometimes I just leave the entire sheet on the counter, sometimes I roll them up and place the pieces in a glass container or tupperware. The recipe is very forgiving!

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  • Jodi

    I tried this recipe twice with strawberries and it just burned. It was either underdone or burnt. Did I maybe spread it too thin? I also used parchment. Does it make a difference if you use a silpat? I almost don't want to try again until I get a dehydrator. Does the dehydrator make a big difference?

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    • Catherine

      The bet part of about a dehydrator is that it cooks foods with a fan at a low temperature. Yes, you can cook it on a silpat which always helps. I made the peach fruit leather 6 times in the oven at various temperatures. The real trick is to keep an eye on it in the last hour of cooking and making sure it's not to think. Thicker is better then thinner :)

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    • Andi B

      I haven't made leather in an oven-- but I've never had it (or anything else, for that matter) burn in the dehydrator.

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  • K

    Can it be frozen? Peach season is so short and we are always looking for ways to have local fruit available when the snow flies.

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    • Catherine

      The peach leather will stay good for at least a month. I would freeze the the peaches and then make the fruit leather in the winter.

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  • Aimee

    I can't wait to try this. I have cherries and blueberries I could use up…

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  • Tennile

    Got way too many Rainer Cherries, any suggestions for cherry leather? use applesauce as Sarah suggested?

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  • Kevin

    I know this is a site for baby food, but I'd make this for us to have as a healthy snack! We don't have a food dehydrator, so this recipe is great!

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  • MamasHeels

    Yum. I just bought fruit leather at the grocery store and then got back to my desk and saw this. I'm totally kicking myself since this looks so much more delicious!

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  • Kathy Panini Happy

    Fantastic! My 3yo will love this new-to-her way to eat fruit. I think I had one of these in my lunch every day of elementary school. :-)

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  • Alison

    Thanks for the recipe! I just noticed Trader Joe's carries fruit & veggie leather. Do you think I could add some pureed veggies in with the peaches and still get a good leather?

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    • Elisha

      If you try it let me know how it turns out. I was thinking about trying pumpkin and pineapple.

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  • Julia

    I just put this in the oven (using 2 peaches & 1 1/2 c. strawberries) and even using 2 baking sheets, it still seems like I had to spread the mixture really thick to use it all. Should I have not been baking a whole recipe-worth at once, or should it be that way?

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  • Joy

    Wow, I am so excited that this recipe seems so simple. (Well, not that I'll get it the first try, but it's so few ingredients.)I had no idea you could make fruit leather. I am trying to learn more healthy recipes for my family. After reading this Mom's Guide (http://www.1dental.com/moms-guide/) I started taking inventory of what I feed my son, especially - so much sugar and processed food. Snacks like this peach leather will be a much better choice for us. I am glad I found your blog!

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  • Erin

    Will agave work instead of honey?

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    • Aimee

      I was wondering the same thing. Often times agave is interchangeable with honey...but I know it's a lot thinner. I think I may try it tomorrow...I'll let you know if it holds up!

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    • Lovetocook

      We used agave nectar and it turned out great! We swapped equal amounts.

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  • Jennifer Cardinal

    Tried this over the weekend. I accidentally burned the edges a little bit, but the good part was sooooo good!

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  • C

    I have some peaches that were on their way out, as well as plums. I've mixed them together to try it out. Can't wait!!!

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  • Sherry Gaines

    I tried to make the peach fruit leather recipe the other day and last night the strawberry fruit leather and both came out differently but not good. I followed the recipe's exactly and neither one came out edible. I am so disappointed. I am not sure what I could do differently and I have lost so much fruit in trying that I will probably not make again. I was really excited to try this recipe. I thought I should leave feedback since neither recipe worked for me.

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  • Jane

    I always end up with a bunch of bruised peaches too but had never thought to make fruit leather in the oven. I am also going to try it!

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  • Sarah

    we're trying to figure out how you know it's done- the edges are hard, like it says in the recipe, but how should the middle be? when we touch the middle, it's not sticky, but it seems super soft (you can make indention's). it even has some splits in it and the splits are wet looking. any advice?
    thanks : )

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  • Ashley

    Can we do this with any fruit?

    If so, can we mix fruit?

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  • Emma

    I just made this with nectarines and though it took longer to set, it's turned out well. I had it on 50 C for about 5 hours and turned it off as I went to bed. In the morning it was still gooey in the middle, so put it back in for another hour and then left it to go bendy and it's great.
    I did it with Strawberries whilst they were in season and they were great too - fab colour.

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    • Emma

      BTW I did the strawberries on 50 overnight in the oven and that worked really well.

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  • Sandee

    I made two batches for the first time last night. One with nectarines, and one with pears. The tiny bit that I could pry off the wax paper turned out great, but I basically had to throw away the whole thing because it was glued to the wax paper. Anyone else have that problem? I thought about spraying the wax paper before spreading the fruit but the directions didn't call for it and I thought it might change the flavor a bit so I just put it directly on the paper. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    • Andrea

      Use Parchment Paper (either sprayed lightly with cooking spray or spread with a thin layer of olive oil) or use the plastic cling wrap as above. Sounds like the wax melted and stuck to your food.

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  • Emma

    Made plum and ginger leather with a sprinkle of ground ginger in the puree - really liked it.

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  • Jenn Jenn Likes It

    This recipe did not work for me at all :( I used wax paper. Was that my downfall? I could peel the stuff off the paper. I threw it all out. I'm so bummed. I was really looking forward to eating it and hopefully making it multiple times with different fruit combinations.

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    • Catherine

      The wax paper could be to blame. Use parchment paper instead! It doesn't have a waxy coating. I never use wax paper in the oven.

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  • Sugers

    do you have to use parchment paper or can you use tin foil instead

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  • Michelle

    This must be a low elevation recipe for as high as the temp is ?? I am in Colorado and did everything the recipe says but it just didn't' turn out right..Going to try the next batch at a lower oven setting...all the other fruit leather recipes have a much lower oven temp (with longer cooking time).

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  • Marla

    This is great and so easy too!! I have never made my own fruit leather but must. So much more economical + I bet soooo tasty! Pinned to #ProjectLunchBox Pinners :)

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  • Lindsey

    MMMM! Mine is in the oven right now! I cannot wait to take the first sticky bite!

    I will probably do a little post on my blog about it. Would you mind? I will definitely refer them back to your site.

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    • Catherine

      Of course I wouldn't mind!

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    • Leyla

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  • Lori

    I LOVE peaches! I am looking forward to giving this recipe a go!

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  • Deirdre

    Suggest you keep a close eye because mine wasn't even in 3 hours & burned...so bummed but will try it again.

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  • Jenny

    How would I store these after they're made? and how long do they last?

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      Store in an airtight container on the counter! They'll last at least a week!

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  • Julie

    I have two pans in the oven now (I know, not the best time of year to have the oven on for several hours, but at least it's a low temp). It seems quite thick, so I'm hoping it turns out. It smells great, and the color is something I want to paint on my walls! I did sprinkle some Fruit Fresh to slow the browning.

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  • Sarah

    I am so sad this didn't work. I was really looking forward to my daughter trying this, but after one hour in the oven, it's burnt. Wasted 4 delicious peaches on this. Ill try again tomorrow with a traditional, low low heat, longer timed recipe.

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  • Cheryl

    Cooked as directed and the paper turned so crispy that it would not peel away from the fruit. Every other recipe I read calls for an oven temp of 150C.

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  • Erika

    Looking forward to trying this!

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  • Tina

    I have made the strawberry ones 2x already and have turned out perfect each time. I use 2 lbs organic strawberries and 2T honey and spread them on two baking sheets over parchment paper. I bake them in my convection oven starting at 175 degrees then after two hours turn up to 200 for another hour or so. I let them sit over night to soften a bit and then I cut them into strips and roll them. They turn out great. Making peach and strawberry ones now for my son's birthday party at school. My kids and their friends love them.

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  • Bonnie

    Nothing one could do .....except buy fewer peaches!

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    Just pulled a ton of these out of the dehydrator. I am glad to have found your recipe and that it included the skins. All hail the Vitimix!

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    Can you use frozen fruit?

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  • Tammy Duong

    Can I use Canned Peaches instead if Fresh Peach?

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    • Catherine McCord

      That should work just fine! be sure to drain them well first!

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    Which dehydrator do you use/recommend?

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    Saw you on the Today show. Good job! Excited to make the peach leather. Our area is rich in peaches, almonds, and rice. Looking forward to seeing what you have on your site all our crops.

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