Strawberry Fruit Leather

A plastic container sitting on a picnic table with strawberry fruit leather pieces and a roll in it.

Strawberry fruit leather is a popular snack for kids that can easily be made at home using surplus fruits. It’s a chewy, sweet, and healthy option that will give you a burst of energy. It’s easily transportable once made, perfect for hikes, camping trips, or even after school snacks.

Please be warned that while cooking this in your house the smell will be amazingly irresistible and likely make everyone very hungry. It could even linger a few days. You’ll have to take great care not to eat the whole batch of fruit leather all at once!

This recipe is ideal for people who grow their own strawberries or have access to economical bulk quantities. It is another option to preserve them asides from a jam. You can also try other fruits like pureed peaches, mangos, or other berries. 

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A flat tray from a dehydrator filled with fruit leather sitting on a picnic table
The strawberry fruit leather may be made on a flat sheet from a dehydrator or on a baking tray in an oven.
Two rolls of baking paper rolled strawberry fruit leather sitting on a picnic table.
Strawberry Fruit leather is a great choice for hikes, picnics, or just a trip to the playground.
A plastic container sitting on a picnic table with strawberry fruit leather pieces and a roll in it.
When made the strawberry fruit leather is rolled in baking paper you can store it in a moisture free space until eaten.

Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe

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A plastic container sitting on a picnic table with strawberry fruit leather pieces and a roll in it.
Strawberry Fruit Leather is a popular snack for kids that can easily be made at home using surplus fruits.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 3 hours
Ready in 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseSnack
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned

Ingredients

  • 5 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Equipment

  • dehydrator

Directions

  • Carefully remove the green leaves and pith core of the strawberries. Cut in half.
  • Blend together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth.
    Tip: If you prefer a smoother fruit leather the seeds may be strained out. However, this will also significantly reduce the recipe yield. 
  • Thinly spread the purée out and cook for 3 hours until fruit leather is formed, You can use either of two methods:
    Option 1 – Dehydrator: Using the dehydrator solid sheets, thinly spread the strawberry purée about 2 mm thick until all the pure is used. Set the temperature to about 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) and set the timer for 3 hours.
    Option 2 – Oven: Divide the purée between two large baking trays lined with silicone baking mats. Spread with a spatula to create an even layer. Bake for 3 hours in an oven set to 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) or until the fruit leather is no longer sticky. Rotate the pans halfway through.
  • Transfer the fruit leather to a cutting board to slice into strips a size of your preferred thickness. 
  • Lay the fruit leather strips on sheets of baking paper a little wider than the fruit leather and gently roll up. 

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 1mgCalcium: 15mgVitamin C: 54mgVitamin A: 11IUSugar: 17gFiber: 2gPotassium: 142mgCalories: 78kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 20gIron: 1mg

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