One-Ingredient Apple Fruit Leather

March 21, 2016 | By | Comments (5)

One ingredient recipes are simply magical. Taking something as simple as unsweetened applesauce and dehydrating it in the oven yields a tart, chewy treat—perfect for snacking. Fruit leather doesn’t call for any extra ingredients, and the process of “baking” here simply refers to the use of the oven, but in fact you are dehydrating the leather from any moisture. Try any type of smooth fruit purees, or stirring cinnamon or other spices (just avoid brands that have added corn syrup or sugars).

Apple Fruit Leather

Apple Fruit Leather

1 (23 ounce) jar unsweetened applesauce (preferably smooth)

1. Preheat oven to 180°F, or ‘Warm’ setting. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper, fitted to the pan.

2. Carefully spread applesauce in an even layer about 1/3- 1/4″ thick.

3. “Bake” for 6-8 hours, or until applesauce is no longer wet and sticky. Using scissors, cut into strips and roll with parchment. Secure with twine or string.

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  1. Amy

    Hi! What is he yield? Would it work with puréed raspberries? Thanks!

    March 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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  3. Carla Jerez

    I can’t wait to try this!~

    March 22, 2016 at 10:26 am
  4. Peyton

    That is a cool idea. I would have never thought of this.

    March 22, 2016 at 10:18 am
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