Fruit Leathers

Total Time:
6 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
6 hr 30 min

Yield:
1 to 3 sheets fruit leather
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Grape, Basil and White Balsamic Leather:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Strawberry Balsamic Leather:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 quarts strawberries, stemmed and hulled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Guava Pink Peppercorn Leather:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 ounces guava paste
  • 3 lemons, juice of
  • 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, crushed
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Then choose one of the combinations below. If making all three, use three baking sheets and mats.

  • For the grape, basil and white balsamic leather: Puree the grapes, white balsamic vinegar and salt together in a blender, and fold in the mint. Pour the puree onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook until the grape mixture becomes very dry, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.

  • For the strawberry balsamic leather: Puree the strawberries, balsamic and salt together in a blender, and fold in the mint. Pour the puree onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook until the strawberry mixture becomes very dry, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.

  • For the guava pink peppercorn leather: In a saucepot set over medium heat, add the guava paste, lemon juice and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water and whisk until loose and liquid. Fold in the pink peppercorns. Pour the puree onto the baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

  • Place in the oven and cook until the guava mixture becomes very dry, 6 to 6 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.


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