Friday, September 9, 2011

Fruit Leather...


I am seriously wondering where I have been all these years...I mean this stuff is soooooo good and sooooo easy to make!  I am beyond excited to whip up a ton of these for my kiddos and I am even more excited for the endless possibilities of flavors!  This one is Raspberry and next up is...Caramel Apple....I mean, can you imagine...an apple layer and a caramel layer on top...rolled up...delicious goodness all in one!

Homemade Fruit Leather:

48 - 64 oz applesauce
1 small box jello - any flavor

Puree the heck out of this either in your food processor or blender.  Pour out on a plastic wrap lined baking sheet (line the plastic wrap as close to edges as possible, avoid folding over the sheet...it won't melt because we are just drying out the fruit).  Spread the mixture all the way to the edges making it as even as possible.  I may look too thick but remember it is going to be drying in your oven and it will sort of shrink when the moisture evaporates.  Bake for 6-8 hours in a 170 degree oven until no longer tacky in the middle.  After it has cooled, separate from plastic wrap and put onto wax paper to cut and roll.  Store in airtight container.

Yum!

If the Caramel Apple works to my liking...I will totally be blogging about them!

6 comments:

The Belnaps said...

I love the stuff too..sounds like an easy recipe..maybe I will try it today with the girls...good luck with Connor today..he's excited to see the boys

Wendy said...

This looks so easy and awesome! You can bet your booty I'll be making some in the coming weeks. My son will go nuts, thanks for the idea.

Ryan and Amber said...

Whatever - sounds like even I could make that! I am gonna give it a whirl.... :)

Michelle D said...

Awesome! I've made apricot with fresh apricots before, but it take a TON of apricots!! I'm excited to try the applesauce kind!

5-against-1 said...

That looks way, way yummy!!! You always come up with the most awesome things. I love the granola bars!

Fab Four said...

So does the flavor come from what flavor of jello you use? Could I use pureed pears as the base? Sounds way good and super easy!