Recipe: Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather (Yes, you can make fruit leather without a dehydrator!)

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather - Made in the oven!
I love fruit leather, but those little single packages that they sell at the grocery store are expensive. I knew there had to be a better way and thanks to Google, I found that, yes, it was possible to make fruit leather at home without a food dehydrator. I was a little bit worried when I saw people saying that it took 18 hours to make fruit leather in an oven, but it only took mine a little bit under 5 hours. Not too bad! I cut the fruit leather into strips comparable in size to the kind sold in stores and ended up with 16 of them–I spent about $4 on fruit for this recipe, so that’s a big savings over what I would have paid for fruit leather at the grocery store.

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather

Homemade fruit leather made with fresh raspberries and peaches.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into large chunks
  • 6 oz. raspberries
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar or honey (more if the peaches or raspberries are on the tart side)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor or blender and process until smooth. For seedless fruit leather, strain mixture through sieve. (I happen to love raspberry seeds!)
  3. Spread fruit evenly (this is really important!) onto baking sheet. Bake until fruit leather is dry, but still flexible. This is about 5 hours in my oven, but the cook time can vary, so keep an eye on your fruit leather as it cooks. Allow to cool and cut into strips using a pizza cutter or kitchen shears. Wrap each piece in wax paper and store in an airtight container or zip-top bag.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hmm…No kidding. That really worked?! I’ve been wanting to try this myself. A friend of mine said she tried & after 12 hours her fruit leather still wasn’t leather! Maybe I’ll give it a whirl.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      What fruit did your friend use? I noticed that some people used applesauce in their fruit leather and I think that maybe that’s the reason some people are saying it took up to 18 hours in the oven–applesauce can be kind of soupy. I’m going to experiment with different fruits and see if there’s any difference in cooking time…

      • says

        She may have used applesauce. I’ll be passing along your recipe link to her, I’m sure she’ll give it a try. Unless she’s too scared from the last fiasco!

        Also, I wanted to thank you for linking up with my FIRST Whip it Up Wednesday party, too. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. Robyn says

    Geez lady, your such a smarty pants ! I can not believe you. What a great idea. I grew up on dry fruit ! I love it to this day. I only wish I had fruit tree’s galore in my yard . Thanks for sharing!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Oh, I want fruit trees too! I’m thinking next summer we might plant one or two. I bet you can grow some pretty exotic fruit in Hawaii–seriously, if I had a mango tree, I would be the happiest person in the world. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      We had a food dehydrator when I was a kid (I think it was on sale at Kohl’s and I had seen all the Ronco commercials and insisted that my mom buy it) and it was kind of a PITA and I don’t think we used it that much. The oven is so much easier!

  3. says

    I have been wanting to make fruit leather for quite some time but I think you’ve finally given me the push I needed. I’m going to try to get to this next week. It looks wonderful. And the price tag cannot be beat! :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I love Archer Farms fruit leather too! I like that they sell it in boxes–it seems like all the other supermarkets only sell it in single strips. But now that I know I can make it myself, I’ll probably just keep doing that. :)

  4. says

    I came across your blog on Around My Family Table and I love your post!

    I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

  5. says

    I love this idea and have been meaning to try it! This is just the time, too, with the kiddos heading off to school. By which I mean: if they are out of the house, I will have the fruit leather all to myself! Yum.

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