|raspberry, spicy peach, peach fruit leather|
If you have an abundance of fruit and need a way to preserve it without heating up the kitchen, you could make a tasty treat for your storage pantry.
If the fruit has thick skin, peel it first. Then chop and place in a pan. Using a stick blender, puree. Taste to see if it needs any sweetener. You can use a little honey or cane sugar. Barely heat to preserve the enzymes (keep it under 100F).
I added a little cinnamon and cloves to one batch of peach.
If using berries with lots of seeds, pass the puree through a sieve using the back of a spoon.
|fruit puree ready, spread thin and it's ready for the shed|
If you use apples, I think they will need a little more cooking time to turn into a puree.
When leather is very dry, you can roll it up in the parchment paper, or remove and cut with a pizza wheel into strips. Store loosely in a jar or parchment rolled inside a zip lock bag.