Fruit Leather

Homemade Fruit Leather

My poor husband.  He is not a morning person AT ALL.  Neither am I, truth be told, but I can make myself get up and smile and get feeling pretty good by 7:00 am most days.

He can’t.  

Remember when you were a kid and your mom got you up in the morning and you didn’t want to get up?  Remember how bright the lights were, and how your eyes would close tight and refuse to open?  Robb never grew out of this.  

He’s a thirty-something man whose eyes are stuck shut.  Every. Morning.

Me: It’s time to get up.
Him: Just 5 more minutes.
Every. Morning.

Fruit Leather

Yesterday, he thought he would get a little comfort from our daughter, the Hippie Chick.  He really should have known better.  The women in our family (both sides, really) are known for their strong, independent spirit and their gift for attitude and sarcasm.

Robb: Tell me a story.
Hippie Chick: Once upon a time, there was a man.  He was supposed to go to work, but he laid in bed sleeping.  So he got fired.
Robb: Ack!  You’re wrecking it!!

Hopefully he will be awake and alert by lunchtime.

Speaking of lunches, fruit leather is awesome for lunches.  It’s small, it doesn’t drip, and it has lots and lots of actual fruit in it. If kids don’t want the entire piece, they can roll it up and save it for later, even without a fridge handy.  You can also decide how much sugar you want your fruit leather to have, which is nice for those of us who are control freaks careful.

Fruit Roll Ups
Fruit Leather Plum

I like to throw these in their lunchboxes, and then sneak back to bed after everyone has left!  (Shh… don’t tell!)

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Fruit Leather
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A simple dried fruit snack.
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 12
  • 4 cups fresh plums, washed and pitted
  • ½ - ¾ cup sugar (to taste)
  1. Pulse fruit in food processor until smooth. Add sugar and mix.
  2. Pour into 11x17 baking sheet and spread evenly.
  3. Bake at 150 degrees for 6-8 hours.
  4. Cut into strips, place on wax paper or parchment paper, and roll.
With plums, you can use them with the skins still on. If you prefer, you can use honey or agave nectar in place of sugar.

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8 thoughts on “Fruit Leather

  1. kitchenriffs

    I’ve never done fruit leathers. I don’t know why, but it’s one of my many failings in life (I’m not wild about getting up in the morning, either!). Really nice – and a fun post.

  2. Miz Helen

    Hi Jen,
    I am so excited to have this recipe for Plum Fruit Leather, can’t wait to make some. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Laura @ Frugal Follies

    I have a mango tree in my backyard and every year I have a huge crop. I make jam and salsa and still I end up throwing some out. Next year, I’ll make fruit leather – thanks for the tutorial!

    Thanks for linking up to Frugal Food Thursday, and come on by and check out my cheap recipes!

  4. Michelle

    This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this at home. My daughter loves fruit leather. Great story by the way. Made me laugh 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

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