Homemade Fruit Leather
To help save money and make healthier snacks for my family, my husband bought me a food dehydrator for my birthday. (Very romantic, right?)
I am going to make Fruit Leather from applesauce. My dehydrator came with a nice tray for this, if you don’t have one, use wax paper.
Applesauce, check! I am going to use the cherry one!
Spread your applesauce of choice on the tray.
Make sure to spread evenly to the edges!
Turn on dehydrator to 135 degrees (this was recommended by my instruction book, yours may be different). We are going to let it run until the applesauce is no longer sticky or mushy, which can take 8-12 hours or more depending on how thick you make your layer of applesauce.
Once your fruit leather is completely dry, you can peel it off the wax paper or tray, cut into individual portion sizes with a kitchen scissors or knife, and store in a sealed container (ziploc bags work great)! My kids love to have this as an after dinner snack or in their lunch box for school! It never lasts very long in our house!