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12-31-2012, 02:18 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie here and I've got a few questions!
So, I just got an excalibur food dehydrator, and making fruit leathers sounds really yummy.
My problem is, I don't know where to start.......I'm not very good at being creative. :)
Do you all have any tried and true fruit leather recipes that are good? I'm trying to make more healthy snacks and I think fruit leather fits the bill.
12-31-2012, 02:58 PM
I've never made it before but a friend of mine did while I was staying with her. She just pureed some apples, very well, and then spread them on the sheets. From what I've read, you have to make sure they are pretty even across, no huge bumps or lumps. I know you can do this with any fruit. I'm sure you can add raw honey or maple syrup to make them sweet, if you want to. I think its a very simple thing. Just go for it! I've been meaning to lately... I'll try soon too. If I do it, I'll let you know!
12-31-2012, 03:47 PM
I make fruit leathers every week. All I do is put the fruit in my Vitamix, blend, then pour on my Teflex Sheet. When it's done, it peels right off. It's the easiest thing in the world, really.
We used to have a bing cherry tree. I would simply pit the cherries, blend them and pour them on a teflex sheet. My kids would eat them faster than I could make them.
Enjoy your Excalibur!!
Oh - one of our all time favorites is simple banana chips. I've got a handy-dandy banana slicer so that all the slices are uniform and they dehydrate the same. They will not be crispy like the ones in the store - but rather like fruit leather. When mine are done, they can actually be rolled up. Just saying that to let you know their consistency.
01-01-2013, 09:00 PM
Thank you for all the suggestions! I am truly excited to start making fruit leathers/dried fruit from scratch without having all the carpy ingredients also. :p
01-04-2013, 06:18 AM
Make them with whatever you have in the kitchen. That is what I do and then it is always a surprise when I use one and think "now what flavours have I here".
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