• Sophie Jobin

How to Make: Strawberry Fruit Leather

Updated: Jul 30

I like to call this Fruit by the Foot for adults.


It's strawberry season, it's the time of year where you come home with a flat worth of strawberries and try to eat them all before they go bad. You don't have to just eat them fresh, there's easy ways to transform them into something you can enjoy.

One way: fruit leather.



 

This is a very simple recipe, just takes a bit of time while you strain it. Not only will your kids love it, you'll love it too!


Strawberry Fruit Leather


Prep time: 45 mins Cook time: 14 hours Yield: 2 sheets




INGREDIENTS


  • 3 cup strawberries, hulled

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 packet of freezer pectin

  • Optional: 2 tsp lemon juice


Products that you will need.

- Oven with 2 baking sheets or Dehydrator with 2 fruit trays

- Blender, Mesh Bags, Mixing bowls with a whisk, Parchment paper



INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Blend strawberries in a blender until smooth. Using a big bowl, place liquid in a reusable mesh bag and strain out the seeds.

  2. Place sugar and pectin in a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Pour the strained liquid into the bowl and mix together.


Using a Dehydrator

  1. Spray fruit trays with oil so that the leather doesn't stick to the product. Divide evenly between trays and spread an offset spatula to create an even layer.

  2. In a dehydrator put temperature at 130F for 14 hours.


Using a Dehydrator

  1. Preheat oven to 170F. Use parchment paper and spray with oil. Divide between baking sheets, spread with an offset spatula to create even layers.

  2. Bake for 3 hours or until the leather is no longer sticky.

  3. Rotate pans 180 degrees and swapping levels half way to help cook evenly.


Once the leather is dried out, transfer the leather to a cutting board to slice or use a scissors to slice into desired sizes.


Wrap the pieces into parchment paper and store in a tight sealed container. Enjoy!



If you make this recipe, I'd love to see it! Tag #jobinkitchengarden on Instagram or on Facebook and let me know!







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