Peach Fruit Leathers

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We got a bunch of peaches in our co-op basket this week.  I though about doing some ice cream or cobbler, but at the last minute I decided to make peach fruit leathers.

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Fruit leathers are really easy to make.  Much cheaper too!  I used my dehydrator to make these peach fruit leathers, but you can make them in your oven as well.  I just love the dehydrator because it quietly runs and I can even leave the house with it on.  It also doesn’t heat up the kitchen.  This is so easy, it’s almost silly to call it a recipe.

Peach Fruit Leathers

Peach Fruit Leathers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Total Time: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 10 fruit rolls

Peach Fruit Leathers

Ingredients

  • 5 peaches
  • 1 T honey or maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  • If using an oven, preheat it to 150. 
  • Cut and pit all the peaches. I left the skins on, but you can also remove them if you want.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix the peaches into a smooth puree.  Take a taste. 
  • If the mixture is on the tart side, add a small amount of sweetener. 
  • If you are using the oven, spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Make sure it’s as even as it can get. 
  • Bake for about 7 hours or until the mixture is a bit tacky.  I kept checking on mine to see how easily it could pull away from the parchment. 
  • I also line my dehydrator trays with parchment. 
  • Set the dehydrator on 150 and run for about 7 hours.

I got about 10 fruit rolls out of my batch. I really wish I had made more. Feel free to double the batch! Enjoy!

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55 thoughts on “Peach Fruit Leathers

    1. Nevermind, it’s early and kids first day back at school LOL I am on email reading overload! LOL Either oven or dehydrator, it’s 150 for 7 hours. GOT IT :) Sorry LOL

  1. Oh, to have an oven that I could use at 150º! We have a gas stove, but the lowest temp on it is 180º. More modern isn’t always better. It os nice to know how simple it is to make fruit leathers.

      1. It’s really too bad I have no room in my kitchen for a dehydrator. Either one of these looks like it would be a great way to dry my mesquite pods (I use them to make mesquite flour, which is delicious in things like cornbread and whole wheat tortillas). My oven does not get low enough temps for what I need.

          1. Actually, what I’ve done is use a thermometer to keep track of oven temperature and just heated the oven periodically as needed, since the pods need to dry for 6 hours at 120º. It would just be nice not to have to hassle with it that way. They need to be dried thoroughly before grinding so they don’t make an impossible sticky mess, but they are quite sensitive to high temperatures when still in pod form.

    1. I can fit up to four pans in my oven.

      If I use all four, do I need to rotate them? Will all four cook evenly in the 7 hours or should I add more time

  2. We have an “old school” dehydrator from my father in law. It works really well but it doesn’t have a temperature setting. It’s either on or off. Do you think it will still work? I can just keep an eye on them.

  3. Mine are currently drying :) I have mine in the oven and it’s set at 170 bc that’s the lowest mine would go. I have roughly 2ish hours left and its drying up but still kinda wet when I touch it. The edges are pretty dry. Will they dry up the last hour or so? Hoping these turn out great!

      1. I probably should have used a dehydrator. They dried out too much in the edges and bottom. The middle never dried up and it’s been going for 9 hours.. I keep wetting thr edges and even cut away around the end the parts that were ready, but it is too dry. I’m wondering if I used too many peaches? I used 5 on a big flat pan. I’m gonna look into the cheaper round dehydrator.

  4. I just made these today. But sadly my oven would only go down to 200–I should have checked them at 5 hours, they would have been perfect, instead I checked them at 6 hours and they are peach bark. ;) We’ll still eat them, my boys will eat anything, but they are just a little bit crunchy. Live and learn.
    I lined two baking sheets with parchment. Worked great. Fresh peaches from a neighbor’s tree.

  5. I just recently started following your site. Love you Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal. I have peaches sliced in the freezer…how many do you think would equal your 5 peaches?

  6. Trying these today with strawberries and pineapples. Just what had frozen. Hoping they turn out as well, I don’t have a dehydrator but if they turn out well, I may need to get one! :)

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