24 August 2011

Yummy Plummy Leather

I had an abundance of plums this week and I have officially finished them. I made 25 jars of plum jam and 2 large cookie sheets of fruit leather. It was soo easy and I was able to make it without making my house a sauna!!
6-8 cups pureed fruit ( I pitted and put it in a fruit processor)
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Parchment or plastic lined baking sheets
Start by pureeing fruit until smoothie consistency. Add honey and lemon juice and stir in.
Line baking sheets with parchement or plastic wrap and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour fruit until 1/8 in thickness onto lined baking sheets.
heat oven to 200 degrees and bake for 2-5 hours until dried out and dry to the touch.
Place baking sheets on a flat surface outside where they will get lots of sunlight. Cover with a screen, cheesecloth or tulle to keep bugs or anything out without taking the sun away. Place a few cookie sheets covered with foil (shiny side out) to reflect sun onto leather. Let the sun bake it for 4-8 hours or until dry to the touch.
use a knife or pizza roller to cut leather into strips and wrap in wax paper or plastic. Make pieces as big or small as you like.
I stared out in the oven, but my house started to get really hot so I moved it outside. It was ready by the time naptime was over and my kids just ate it up!

1 comment:

  1. I always wondered how to do this. I tried with a dehydrator once and well, it was bad. If only I could do this with tomatoes. I have an abundance right now. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!