My kids love the addition of fruit leather to their lunchbox or to have as an after school snack.  I don’t see the need to add any sugar or further flavours, they are delicious just as simple pureed fruit.  I use the oven to cook my fruit leathers, takes between 3-4 hours.  Alternatively you could use a dehydrator.

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Apple Fruit Leather

  • Author: Katrina

Ingredients

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  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven on lowest temperature
  2. Line baking tray with baking paper
  3. Peel and chop apples into small cubes
  4. Place apple in saucepan with water, bring to the boil then simmer for 10 min or until soft.
  5. Pour apple mixture into blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
  6. Spread evenly over baking tray
  7. Bake in oven for 4 hours

Notes

I used granny smith apples, but you could use whichever variety you like

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Thermomix – Apple Fruit Leather

  • Author: Katrina

Ingredients

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  • 4 apples
  • 150g water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven on lowest temperature
  2. Line baking tray with baking paper
  3. Peel, core and cut apples into quarters
  4. Chop, 20 seconds / speed 4
  5. Add water, cook 90 degrees / speed 4 / 9 minutes
  6. Blend, speed 9 / 30 seconds
  7. Spread evenly over baking tray
  8. Bake in oven for 4 hours

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23 comments

Jenny S February 13, 2014 - 1:25 PM

What should the oven temp be for these? Thanks!

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Katrina February 13, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The lowest possible Jenny, mine is 30-40C Fan Forced

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Raewyn February 13, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Do you need to put them on baking paper or something or just on the oven tray?

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Lauren February 13, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The recipe says to use baking paper.

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Katrina February 15, 2014 - 6:28 AM

I put them on baking paper so it’s easier to slice up and avoid it sticking to the pan.

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Lukataya February 14, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Have you tried this in the thermomix? How do you store it and how long will it last (if not eaten right away…)

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Lukataya February 14, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Oops… I just scrolled down and found the thermie instructions…. my bad. 🙁

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Katrina February 15, 2014 - 6:28 AM

no worreis Lukataya, I am trying as much as possible to include both recipes these days 🙂

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lj February 14, 2014 - 1:46 PM

how long do they last?

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Katrina February 15, 2014 - 6:29 AM

They can last weeks LJ, but in our household, they are usually eaten within days.

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tj February 20, 2014 - 2:35 PM

🙁 Was so excited to try this but mine stuck to the baking paper! What did I do wrong?

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Acheadle October 17, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Do you have to leave to oven door cracked? Mine won’t stay open just a little it will be halfway open if anything 🙁

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 17, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hi Acheadle, No you don’t have to, i do. Just keep a good eye on them though.

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cara April 20, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Do you have a recipe using dried apricots instead of apple?

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cara April 20, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Do you have a recipe using dried apricots instead of apple? Or dried mango measurements even?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 9:44 AM

Hi Cara, I have a strawberry fruit leather. I could always use the same method just using Apricot instead of the strawberries. https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/recipes/homemade-strawberry-rollups-fruit-leather/

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Mikaela August 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The lowest temp on my gas oven is 120 degrees. Do you think that will still work if I leave the door open?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 16, 2016 - 8:42 PM

no Mikaela, that’s far too hot for them, they need to be around 60 degrees.

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Tracy October 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Do you store these in pantry or fridge?
How long do they last?
Thanks

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Lauren April 12, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Sorry this totally failed for me.
Did the apple purée fine, spread it out on baking paper.
5 1/2 hours later, the “leather” still soft in the middle of the tray, thin and done on the outside.
Plus, it’s all gone really thin and has not stayed “together” in the middle.Obviously the water content has been cooked out, but if I had spread the apple thicker, it would take 8 hours or more at this rate!
I cooked at 60-70 degrees C.
Don’t know how to make this work next time. It seems like it should have turned out thicker but it would take literally all day in the oven if it was any thicker.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 17, 2018 - 3:24 PM

I’m sorry it didn’t work for you Lauren, I would suggest to cook on the lowest temperature in your oven and quite possibly you may need to cook for 8 or more hours. I now use a dehydrator and have it going for most of the day.

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Tara Reid May 29, 2018 - 12:43 PM

What setting do you have your dehydrator on?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 30, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Hi Tara, I make these in the oven and just put it to the lowest temperature – I think the standard is about 50 or 75 degrees celcius depending on your oven 🙂

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