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