Summertime’s Three Ingredient Fruit Leather

Chef Gigi Gaggero Fruit Leather Homemade

Fruit leather is one of my favorite snacks. Making it is gratifying, and you’ll know what your family’s eating-only three wholesome ingredients!

You’ll Need: 

3 cups fresh organic fruit, your choice

2-3 tablespoons local wild honey; you can substitute sugar or sugar-substitute

2 tablespoons of organic lemon juice

chef gigi fruit leather process

Here’s How: 

Step 1: Prepare three 12×18-inch baking sheets, backside up, with silicone baking mats β€” preheat the oven to 170’F degrees.

Step 2: Combine ingredients in a standing blender or food processor. Process until smooth. If you have a non-textured eater, strain the liquid through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Divide the fruit mixture into each pan, about 1 cup each.

Step 3: Using an offset spatula, create a very thin layer on each baking sheet.

Step 4: Dehydrate in your oven for 4-6 hours, or until fruit leather is no longer sticky, which will vary depending on your oven and humidity level in your area.

Step 5: Rotate the pans between oven racks and turn every hour until cooked β€” test by touching your finger’s tip.

Step 6: Remove from the oven. Cool and transfer fruit leather to a cutting board. Slice into desired sizes or shapes and wrap in parchment paper, wrapping, or wax paper β€” store air-tight.


Published by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

Professional Chef, Two Time Award-Winning Book Author, Former Academic Director from Le Cordon Bleu, and Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

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