Peach Fruit Leather

If you’re anything like Catherine McCord of Weelicous, chances are you’ve left the Farmers’ Market with heaps of peaches. Put all those peaches to good use before they go bad by making this easy peasy recipe for fruit leather. Bonus: Catherine tells us that this recipe stays good for weeks!

Ingredients:
4 Ripe Peaches (skin on)
1 Tbsp Honey

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 225 F degrees.*

2. Rinse and remove seeds from peaches.

3. Place the peaches and honey in a blender and puree until smooth.

4. Pour the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread with the back of a spoon or spatula in a large rectangle (my rectangle was 11 x 15 inches) making sure that the thickness is completely even.

5. Bake for 3-4 hours or until dry and not sticky to the touch. Remember, cooking times will vary depending on how thick you spread your mixture and how much water (juice) is naturally in the fruit.**

6. Set aside and cool at room temperature; it takes several hours for the fruit to soften up. Note that when you first take the fruit leather out of the oven, the edges will be a bit dry and crispy, but if you allow it to sit out for several hours it softens up nicely.

7. Cut with a knife, pizza cutter or scissors into strips, keeping the paper on if desired, then roll the leather into “roll ups”.

8. Serve.

* If you choose to use a dehydrator, cook the fruit leather at 135 degrees for 5 hours.
** Every oven is different, so the cooking time maybe less than 2 hours if your oven tends to run hot.

This is a guest post from Weelicious, one of our favorite food blogs.  Be sure to visit Weelicious.com for more kid-friendly healthy, simple and fast recipes.