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Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather (Without a Dehydrator!)

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather Rolls

Who doesn’t love fruit leather? Still, those little single packages that they sell at the grocery store are expensive. But making it at home can be expensive, too, because almost all of the recipes call for an expensive food dehydrator. There has to be a better and less expensive way, right?

Yes, in fact, there is! It is possible to make fruit leather at home without a food dehydrator. You can use your oven.Β You may be a little bit worried, as there are recipes out there saying it takes up 18 hours to make fruit leather in an oven, but we found that it took a little bit under 5 hours. Not too bad! Just cut the fruit leather into strips comparable in size to the kind sold in stores and youΒ get about 16 of them – and at $4 for fruit for this recipe, so that’s a big savings over whatΒ you would have paid for fruit leather at the grocery store.

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Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather Rolls

Homemade fruit leather made with fresh raspberries and peaches.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

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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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Smedette
    September 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!

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    Emily
    September 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    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.

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

      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…

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        Emily
        September 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm

        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.

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          The Type A Housewife
          September 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

          I’m always bad at remembering when everyone’s link-ups are scheduled, but I will do my best. πŸ˜‰

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    Robyn
    September 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    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!

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

      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. πŸ™‚

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    BKWilliams
    September 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you….You found another way for me to make my Grandson aka Granny’s Love think I am awesome. He loves fruit leather!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      September 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Let me know how it turns out if you make it! I hope your grandson likes it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Kelly
    September 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Yum, that looks so good! I’m really surprised it was so easy to do in the oven. I would have thought a dehydrator for sure.

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

      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!

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    Rivki Locker
    September 14, 2011 at 2:06 am

    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! πŸ™‚

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

      I hope it turns out well for you too! I think I’m going to make it again this weekend–even my husband liked it!

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    blueviolet
    September 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That is a GIGANTIC savings, and I’ll bet they taste way better too!

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    September 15, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This sounds amazing!! My kind of recipe!!

  • Reply
    ElfRenee
    September 15, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Yum, sounds good!

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    Grumpy Grateful Mom
    September 15, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I’ve never made fruit leather before, but it seems doable. My kids gobble that stuff! And fun new design! I love the colors. πŸ™‚

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    Mallory
    September 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Yum, I’m going to have to try this. My daughter loves Archer Farms fruit leather.

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      September 16, 2011 at 12:05 am

      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. πŸ™‚

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    Lesley
    September 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I always just assumed you needed a dehydrator. Thanks for the recipe! I will certainly be using it!

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    [email protected] Deere
    September 16, 2011 at 2:18 am

    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! }

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    Jamie (Thrifty Veggie Mama)
    September 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Like the new look! I have to try this. We love fruit leather too and I have always wanted to try and make it.

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      The Type A Housewife
      September 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Now that I know I can do fruit leather in the oven, I’m going to make it all the time! It’s so, so easy.

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    dacey
    October 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I love love LOVE fruit leather but I had no idea I could even make it at home!! Sooooo excited πŸ˜€

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    All Natural Katie
    January 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I am definitely going to make fruit leather! How easy!

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      It’s very easy! I want to make it again, but it’s not exactly the best time of year to get fruit. :/

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        All Natural Katie
        January 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        Have you ever tried making it with frozen fruit or does it not turn out the same as fresh fruit?

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          The Type A Housewife
          January 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

          You know, I was just wondering about that the other day. I might try it and see. I have a feeling it would work, but it may take longer because there’s extra moisture in frozen fruit. And I think fruit that comes in chunks, like mangoes or peaches, would work better than raspberries or strawberries.

          • Patricia M
            April 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

            I just made banana leather using frozen bananas and it took 3 hours – edges done first so I had to trim then put the center back in to finish.

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    emmycooks
    August 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

    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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      Kiersten
      August 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Ha! Seriously, I could probably eat a whole tray of this myself too. There are worse things you could be eating though, right?!

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    Ethelea
    November 25, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Hallo! I have a very silly question- is it 175 degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit? Can’t wait to make these πŸ˜€

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      Kiersten
      November 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      It’s Fahrenheit. πŸ™‚ It needs to cook slowly so it doesn’t burn!

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    gina
    December 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I tried this and it burned πŸ™ my oven was set at 150 and my fruit was in the oven for less than an hour could it be that i made it to thin? I used mangos

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    Lou
    June 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

    What size baking sheet did you use? I want to make this for this weekend….Thanks

    • Reply
      Dana Raidt
      June 23, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi Lou, sorry for not seeing your comment earlier! A 9 x 13 pan should work just fine.

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    Nicole
    July 22, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Can you bake these in the oven on a sheet of parchment paper to prevent sticking or will that affect the cooking?

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