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Im curious. If there are any persians out there, isnt this basically one style of lavashak?? Because it seems like it
Question… Can you use wax paper instead of plastic?
I tried that first and it stuck to it.
Fantastic mine turned out fantastic, I did pears I peeled them did exactly as the recipe calls I tried cooking it at 170 but all that did was to make condensation in my oven, after I turn the heat up to 200 then it really started drying out like it should. I think all ovens are probably a little different. I used silicone sheets that I had purchased and once it was done it peeled off perfectly and is soft yet not too soft just like the fruit leather should be thanks again for the wonderful recipe
I’d be curious if you have a link to silicone sheets? I would never cook it on plastic : /
Can you use medlars (bletted) with red fruits as sweeten?
Hi, Hazel! This isn’t something that we’ve tried before, but since medlars are a fruit, I see no reason why they wouldn’t behave the same as other fruits used to make fruit leather. If you like the flavor of them, then go for it! Please report back and let us know how it went!
Question. If you are dehydrating something, why am I first adding water to it?
The water helps cook/break down the fruit so you have make a mash out of it.
You have to add water to cook the raw fruit and make it spreadable.
Do you have to leave the oven open?
Hi Syd, not in our oven. But if your oven doesn’t go to that low of a temperature, perhaps leaving it slightly ajar will work.
Won’t the plastic wrap melt?
Hi Hugi, use microwave safe plastic wrap and you should be fine.
Parchment paper is much better than plastic wrap. I also recommend honey over sugar. Have to be very careful with exposure to plastics during food prep.
Isn’t it coated with Teflon?
Parchment paper is not coated with Teflon.
Do I need to remove the peel/skin from peaches to make peach fruit leather?
Hi Tom, no, since you are going to purée the mixture anyway, it shouldn’t matter if you peel the peaches.
My oven is set at 170 (won’t go any lower.) It’s been in for 9 hours and is still very damp. I didn’t add water, no need with the strawberries, lemon and a touch of honey. How much longer will it take to become firm or should I call it a day on this project?
Hi, Heather! I’d continue going! As Elise says in the recipe, with some fruits, it can take longer — up to 12 hours. Good luck!
Lol it started to form about 15 mins ago!!!
Excellent news! High five!
I never use sugar but stevia if needed. I like to use wild raspberries and blackberries together with 1 lemon juiced and no water added. Also i put it on parchment paper before baking so i just roll and cut into strips. Voila!
KJ, it’s best to start with an applesauce base to keep it pliable. I go up to 50/50 applesauce/other-fruit ratio.
It dried hard crack. Not sure what I did. Husband loved it ate it all. Going to try it again. Maybe too thin.
I used apples, cinnamon, coconut sugar and lemon… used baking paper and turned out fantastic… I am in Australia so oven temp was 50 celcius with the door open for about 8 hours…
i used your idea Fiona and wow…… need to make more its already gone. back to the kitchen I go. Apple trees are plentiful this year. YAY!!!!!
what are the total measurements?
Hi, Cookawesome! Emma here, managing editor for Simply Recipes. This is a really flexible recipe so you can use whatever amount of fruit you have! I’d start off with at least 4 cups of chopped fruit, but you can scale up as much as you like. If you do a large quantity, you may need to bake the fruit leather on two baking sheets. Hope this helps!
I made this today using fresh strawberries lime juice (out of lemons) and honey. Boiled, mashed, simmered and run through the food processor and it was all good. I poured it onto a 2 layer wax paper covered baking sheet and put in the oven at 140F with the door propped open an inch or so. The fruit leather fused to the wax paper and some of the juice actually seeped through both layers of wax paper and gooed up my baking sheet. It was a total loss. Guess I should have used parchment paper instead.
Wow… The process and recipe we’re crazy simple, but what appears to easy, likely is… The advice to use plastic (microwave safe or not) is terrible! I doubted it would work, but thought I’d try, just cuz… Hey, I may be wrong
Jokes on me! All that fruit, and my baking sheet are ruined! The plastic wrap is NOT meant for baking and melted. That advice was #SimplyRetarded
Hi Dan, sorry it didn’t work for you! It’s worked for so many other people though. My guess is that you weren’t using thick enough microwave-safe plastic wrap, and that your oven ran too hot.
Never put plastic in the oven. Not only because it melts, but plastic can let off fumes (even if you can smell them) into the air and food. I use parchment paper (not wax, accidentally used that once thinking I grabbed by the parchment box nd the wax melted all over the the tray:( )It’s made for the oven. You can then roll it and cut it into thincknr you want nd put in large ziplock, then store in fridge. Hope this helps!!
i usually use a food dehydrator but i wanted to try the oven method and will try this recipe today. i substitute sugar for organic honey (1 jar per pot of fruit). I store the fruits in the freezer until i have enough for a soup pot full. apples are my usual base and the skin makes a pectin. you can pick up fruits at a bargain if they are getting a little soft(perfect for fruit leathers) i’ve never needed lemon though. my fruit leather is my 4 year old granddaughters go to. all the fruit snack out there for kids are full of chemicals/sugar and way over priced.
today’s batch is cherries, apples, grapes, carrots(make the base thicker and healthier) and i might experiment with raw oats too :)
Can you do this with fresh figs?
How about using wax paper instead of plastic wrap?
Hi Daniel, I haven’t tried it with figs, should be good! As for wax paper, I haven’t tried using it. If you do, please let us know how it turns out for you.
10/4 – :)
Hey Daniel, yes, you can use fresh figs. My sister recently made them with fresh figs and they were delicious. I’m trying it now with my figs, but my figs are sweeter than hers so I don’t think I will add any sugar.
hi Elise. thank you for your information. how to make the fruit leader in factory? or equipment?