Fruit Leather Recipe
Make your own fruit leather out of apples and pears, and enjoy it as a snack any time.
This is great way to use extra apricots--it makes a great snack. These will also keep for a long time.
I made this for my diabetic mom and adapted this recipe for my NuWave oven. I pulverized the fruit in the Cuisinart with 1/8 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of Splenda, 1/4 cup of raw honey and a couple tbls of soy protein powder. Mix it really well then cook it for 4-5 hours at about 160. No added sugar and packed with protein!
If you are concerned that your kids eat too many sweets during Halloween, try these non-candy snacks. Dried and fresh fruit like apricots, mangoes and grapes are so much more appealing when they look at you!
Keep these time-saving snacks on hand for your virtual learners, and you won't have to worry about them noshing on junk food for the rest of their homeschool days.
My whole family loves fruit leathers including the hubby. Depending on the fruit's sweetness I normally don't add any sweetener and if they do need a bit of sweetness I add about a teaspoon of honey at a time until it reaches my desired sweetness. I find that baking them consolidates their sugars and they come out sweeter after baking than they did when I put them in the oven. I cook mine at my oven's lowest temp which is 170 and I do not prop the door open and they always come out great. I use silicone mats vs the plastic wrap and they peel off beautifully. I also triple the recipe so I can get the most bang for having my oven on for that long, just recommend rotating the pans every couple hours for even cooking. Enjoy these great treats that you don't have to feel guilty feeding your family.