Strawberry Fruit Leather is inexpensive and easy to make at home - so much better than store bought!
|Strawberries||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Honey/Agave||1 Tablespoon (((optional)))|
1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and place them in a blender.
2.Drizzle a bit of honey or agave if you want to sweeten them up a bit. This is optional, and if your berries are very sweet, you can skip additional sweetener. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour the strawberry puree onto a dehydrator sheet, or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4.Use a spoon or spatula to spread the mixture in a completely even layer. You don't want the mixture to be too thin or too thick - this is where the experimenting comes in to play!
5. Place the sheets in the dehydrator set to 135F degrees for 3-4 hours, until the fruit leather is dry to the touch, no longer sticky.
6. For the oven: set the temperature to 250F degrees, and bake the fruit leather for 2-3 hours, until it is dry to the touch. Cooking times will vary depending on your particular oven and how thick you spread the mixture. The fruit leather will feel stiff when it comes out of the oven. Allow it to sit at room temperature to soften, about 2 hours (I have had best results when I've let it soften overnight).
7. Cut the fruit leather into strips and roll up in parchment paper.
8. Serve and enjoy!
Fruit leather can be stored at room temperature for a few months, although we never let ours sit around that long!