If you are like me, you like fruity and sweet snacks, then this apricot fruit leather is the perfect choice for you.
Instead of buying treats that are full of chemicals and sugars, you could be making your own at home. Trust me, it won’t even take too much effort.
Make This Apricot Fruit Leather for a Healthy Treat This Summer
Let’s talk about the ingredients first
For this recipe, you will need ripe apricots that are pitted and cut into wedges or small diagonal pieces.
You will also need honey and sugar, though you can use more honey if you don’t want to use sugar.
Finally, gather the lemon zest and juice to add citrus and stability for your fruit leather.
Time to get dehydrating!
Although it may seem intimidating, this apricot fruit leather is relatively easy to make.
To start, preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. In the meantime, wash your apricots, cut them, and place them in a bowl with the lemon zest and juice, honey, and sugar.
This is an important part to allow your fruit leather to absorb all the flavors. Allow at least 10 minutes for your fruit to soak.
Next, you’ll have to puree the fruit. Use a blender or fruit processor. Once pureed, you are ready to dehydrate your fruit.
You can use regular baking sheets lined with parchment paper. If you have cookie sheets you can use those too.
Place your sheets in the oven and let dry. Watch them closely though, but they should be done within 3-4 hours.
Once done, you can let them cool down. Then cut them into strips, roll them up and place in an airtight container.
That’s it! Now you are ready to enjoy this snack when you need energy or a boost throughout the day.
12(4 cm or 1.5 inch) roll ups
2 lb (900 g) apricots, pitted, cut
1 pc lemon, zested, juiced
1/4 cup (32 g) sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 F (93 celsius). Line parchment paper onto your baking sheet.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes or until the natural juices are released.
- Pulse the apricots and any released juices in a blender or food processor until it becomes a smooth puree. Pour it on the baking sheet.
- Spread it evenly into a layer 1/4 or 1/8 inch (6 or 3 mm) thick and place in the oven.
- Cook until puree dried out and is no longer sticky. This usually takes 3 to 4 hours.
- Take leather out of the oven once it’s done and cool.
- Cut into shapes or strips and store them in an airtight container.