To make your own DIY fruit leather, you will need:
– fruit (we used mangoes and strawberries but feel free to use whatever fruit you’d like)
– a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or another non-stick liner
– an oven
– a spatula to spread out your fruit
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Farenheit.
Then, puree your fruit in either a food processor or a blender.
Next, pour your fruit onto your non-stick baking sheet and spread it out into a thin (about 1/4″-1/2″ thick) layer.
TIP: Since the edges of the mixture will tend to dry out more quickly, try to make them slightly thicker than the middle.
We got fancy with ours and made a mixed mango and strawberry flavor, but you can make yours with just one kind of fruit or several.
Then pop it into the oven and bake for 3 hours. After 3 hours, check to see if the middle has solidified. The texture should be ever so slightly tacky and not brittle. If your fruit leather is ready, take it out of the oven, but if it needs a few more minutes, keep checking on it until the texture is right.
TIP: If the edges of your fruit roll-up mixture dry out, dip your fingertips into some cool water and moisten them back up. Then wait for them to dry a little before trying to peel.
Take your fruit leather out of the oven and let it cool. When it’s completely cool, slice it up and it’s ready to eat (rolling is optional). Bon appetit!