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Homemade Fruit Leather

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•     2 cups applesauce
•     Cinnamon


To dry applesauce, a food dehydrator can be used as directed or a home oven may be used. To dry fruit leather in an oven, line cookie sheet with plastic wrap, being careful to smooth out all wrinkles. Do not use waxed paper or aluminum foil. Spread applesauce on top of wrap and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 140 degrees for six or more hours. Test for dryness by touching center of leather. No indentations should be apparent. While warm, peel from plastic and roll, allow it to cool and then rewrap the roll in plastic. Fruit leather can be cut into strips if desired. Properly dried fruit leather will keep at room temperature for about one month or it can be frozen in tightly wrapped rolls and kept up to a year.


Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: about 25 calories, 0 grams (g) of fat, 6.4 g carbohydrate, and 1 g of fiber.

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