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Back to School Snacks featuring Homemade Fruit Leather!

Homemade Fruit Leather

Healthy, homemade Apple and Raspberry Fruit Leather. The tastiest homemade school snack for kids!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword backt to school snacks, easy snack idea, fruit leather
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting in oven 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups peeled and chopped apples (around 4-5 medium, Leah recommends using Golden Delicious)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175° F.

    Line a medium baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet or non-stick paper.

  2. Place apples, raspberries, and water in a medium covered saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes or until soft.

  3. Transfer saucepan contents to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour onto baking sheet and spread evenly to around 1/4" thick*.

  4. Bake for 2-3 hours or until fruit is just starting to dry out. Turn off oven and let fruit leather sit in warm oven with the door closed for 3-4 more hours or until fruit leather is done**.

  5. Once cooled, cut the fruit leather into striped and roll. Separate with non-stick paper or roll tightly.

  6. Fruit leather will keep for up to a month at room temperature (IF it lasts that long).

Recipe Notes

* Try to make sure the borders of the fruit leather are as thick as the middle otherwise they will likely burn.

** Drying out time can vary oven to oven. I'd recommend keeping a close eye on the fruit puree while it's in the oven as it can quickly go from fine to burnt. Leah, the author of the original recipe had the fruit leather in the oven 6-7 hours at 170° F (my own won't go that low so I had to adapt the recipe accordingly).