52 Homesteading Skills in One Year: Project #26: How to make peach fruit leather
This weekend was Ella’s and Jack’s big birthday bash. So I thought I would combine my homesteading skills challenge with the party.
You can imagine how excited the kids were when I told them I would be handing out healthy homemade fruit rolls ups instead of the standard candy fare. They were thrilled! Kind of…
This year I planted a peach tree in hopes that someday I will have hundreds of pounds of fruit to process. But even if that never happens, this recipe will still come in handy. Fruit leather is pricey to buy at the store. Making it at home is cheaper, healthier and so easy.
Peach Rolls Ups
How to make peach fruit leather
6 cups chopped peaches (Can also be made with any other fruit. Get creative.)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
Pop your peaches into the freezer for a couple hours and then run them under warm water to easily remove the peel.
If you want to impress your friends at your next party, you could show them this trick. In fact, you should all come over to my place for a celebration and I can share a bunch of these really cool party tricks. Wouldn’t that be fun? No really!
Preheat your oven to its lowest setting. Mine is 170° F. Line a 11 x 17 baking sheet with parchment paper.
Puree the peaches, honey and cinnamon in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture onto parchment paper and spread to about a 1/8″ thick. Spread the fruit a little thicker along the edges as it will cook fastest here.
Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 hours or until the surface is smooth and no longer sticky.
While the fruit is still warm, peel off the fruit leather from the parchment paper and cut into strips using a pizza cutter. Roll into parchment paper and store in an air-tight container.
Now who is ready for a party at my place? Only healthy snacks and lots of cool, party tricks. I just know you are excited!
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