If you have had pineapple leather before, then you know how incredible a snack it can be. I love making this fruit roll-up for my children, especially because it is healthy and still satisfies their sweet tooth!
Make This Pineapple Leather For A Healthy Sweet Alternative
All you need for this recipe is two cans of pineapple chunks. This is about the same equivalent to 10 ounces of pineapple. However, you do not have to use pineapple if you don’t want to. Other fruits like blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, or peaches can work great for this recipe too.
If you do decide to go with canned pineapple, make sure to dry them, and then blend the fruit until smooth. You can do this same thing with fresh fruit, but you may have to add a little bit of water.
To make fruit leather, you will need to get your food dehydrator ready ahead of time. I usually set it up to 135 degrees F so that the fruit does not burn.
I also suggest you line the tray with parchment paper and then spread the pineapple mixture creating an even layer. My fruit is usually about 1/8 inch thick.
The hardest part of this process is that it takes time. Luckily, when your food dehydrator does all the hard work, you won’t have to do much but wait. My fruit leather is usually ready after 9 to 11 hours, but make sure yours is dry and bendable.
Allow your fruit leather to cool down to room temperature before you roll it. Once you are satisfied with the product, store it in plastic bags and keep it in a cool, dry place.
No need to go out and buy those sugar-filled fruit roll-ups anymore! Try this pineapple leather at home for a tasty treat!
2 cans pineapple chunks, about 10 oz (250 g)
- Drain pineapples then transfer to a blender. Pulse at high until smooth.
- Preheat dehydrator to 135 F (57 C).
- Line dehydrator tray with parchment paper.
- Spread 1 1/4 cups (160 g) of pineapple on the tray. Spread it on an even, roughly 1/8 inch layer. Do the same with the remaining puree.
- Place tray in the dehydrator then cover with lid.
- Dry pineapple for 8-10 hours until they are completely dry and pliable.
- Once done, turn off dehydrator, open the lid and let the pineapple cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Break leather into desired sizes, roll them, then transfer into plastic containers.
- Store in a cool, dark, dry place.