Fruit leathers

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Fruit leathers

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 14th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Has anyone ever made these?

I've never made them but have tasted them. :hungry: Can't remember the flavours I tried, but these cranberry and rhubarb ones sound good.

https://www.diynatural.com/how-to-make-fruit-leathers/

Having a low oven on for several hours isn't a problem (I'll make them in the winter instead of having the radiators on! :tu:), but do I need specialist equipment or will baking parchment on a tray do?

Any flavours you've tried? T&T recipes please? :grin:
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby suffolk » July 14th, 2018, 3:09 pm

My Russian ex DIL's grandmother (Babushka) used to make them ... she sent me some and it was delicious.

I sent the recipes to our sadly missed Frenchcheesequeen when she was writing her book about plums. However as I no longer have a Russian DIL I no longer have access to the recipes and I've lost the ones I sent to FCQ.

This thread may be of interest to you viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12019&p=306775&hilit=fruit+leather#p306775
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby Seatallan » July 15th, 2018, 12:03 pm

I've made apple and plum ones Tezza. I used baking parchment on a baking tray and it worked fine.
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 15th, 2018, 12:49 pm

Thanks for the link, and glad to hear the apple and plum turned out ok on baking parchment. I'll definitely be making some in the cooler weather! I usually have sugary sweet chews in the fridge for when I get a sugar craving but would prefer to nibble this healthier alternative.
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby karadekoolaid » July 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm

I' ve tried several versions: pineapple, banana, mango....not my cup of tea. I think I'd prefer to chew on my seatbelt. :P :P
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby StokeySue » July 16th, 2018, 3:49 pm

I can't see banana working at all, and doubtful about pineapple. Apricot is the nicest I've had, can see plum working well
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2018, 9:29 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:I' ve tried several versions: pineapple, banana, mango....not my cup of tea. I think I'd prefer to chew on my seatbelt. :P :P


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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby scullion » July 17th, 2018, 12:59 am

karadekoolaid wrote: I think I'd prefer to chew on my seatbelt.

i thought men impregnated their beards with 'lost' food not their seatbelts!
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby karadekoolaid » July 18th, 2018, 2:27 am

scullion wrote:
karadekoolaid wrote: I think I'd prefer to chew on my seatbelt.

i thought men impregnated their beards with 'lost' food not their seatbelts!

No - you obviously don't know men.
We impregnate our beards with beer. Nothing else. :terrified: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby scullion » July 18th, 2018, 7:08 am

i'll tell my partner that he's not a proper man then.
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 18th, 2018, 9:53 am

I don’t really see the point of fruit leathers similar to the fact that Tesco’s seem to be doing bags of fruit snacks at the moment . I think surely the best thing is to have fruit in its natural state as it comes
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby miss mouse » July 18th, 2018, 10:04 am

It was an early way of preserving fruit before refrigeration etc. Also lightweight and easily portable. I like it.
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby Seatallan » July 18th, 2018, 10:13 am

Me too. It's like a fruit version of jerky. :chops:
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 18th, 2018, 2:38 pm

Seatallan wrote:Me too. It's like a fruit version of jerky. :chops:


A good description! I like the chewy factor. I think that goes for being vegan for many years. There's nothing chewy about a vegan diet! My jaws really missed out.
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 18th, 2018, 4:00 pm

This isn’t in anyway judgemental Tezza but just wondered why you’re no longer vegan , just out of curiosity
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Re: Fruit leathers

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 18th, 2018, 11:27 pm

No problem pkc.

I've said it all on here before, but essential repair work on my body was required two years ago which made me rethink my morals temporarily for my health. It was all blood and bone related with me! Problems not caused by my diet! Trapped in a hospital for weeks, escape was possible with good blood test results. So, to get out of there I was willing to sacrifice my morals or else I might still be in there now or worse! Funny what us crazy cat ladies will do to get home to our babies! :luv: I did liver, milk, eggs. :sprout: I'm now mainly vegetarian again but not vegan. Suits me to be honest. :grin:
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