Fruit Leathers

Recipe courtesy Kelsey Nixon
Show: Kelsey's Essentials Episode: Snack Attack
TOTAL TIME: 6 hr 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 6 hr 30 min
 
YIELD: 1 to 3 sheets fruit leather
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

GRAPE, BASIL AND WHITE BALSAMIC LEATHER:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC LEATHER:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 quarts strawberries, stemmed and hulled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
GUAVA PINK PEPPERCORN LEATHER:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 ounces guava paste
  • 3 lemons, juice of
  • 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, crushed
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Then choose one of the combinations below. If making all three, use three baking sheets and mats.

For the grape, basil and white balsamic leather: Puree the grapes, white balsamic vinegar and salt together in a blender, and fold in the mint. Pour the puree onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook until the grape mixture becomes very dry, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.

For the strawberry balsamic leather: Puree the strawberries, balsamic and salt together in a blender, and fold in the mint. Pour the puree onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook until the strawberry mixture becomes very dry, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.

For the guava pink peppercorn leather: In a saucepot set over medium heat, add the guava paste, lemon juice and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water and whisk until loose and liquid. Fold in the pink peppercorns. Pour the puree onto the baking sheet and spread to form an even layer.

Place in the oven and cook until the guava mixture becomes very dry, 6 to 6 1/2 hours. It will remain sticky but should be solid, and you should be able to pull it away from the pan.

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  • on February 17, 2014

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    I was so excited to try this recipe and it turned out so BAD.

    I tried the Strawberry Balsamic Leather - after 2 1/2 hours in the oven, all that it had done was dry a very thin top layer. The rest was so loose it slid all over the pan. I left it in the oven for 4 more hours and it did nothing but dry the edges.

    I feel like this recipe is missing something to help the leather actually bind together.

    Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong? I did use a food processor to puree the strawberries...but I don't think that would have made a big difference.

    Anyway, I wasted 1 1/2 quarts of strawberries and I am very disappointed in this recipe!

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