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Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe

September 9th, 2016

Skip the artificially flavored fruit roll-ups—our homemade recipe is the real deal. This chewy, fruity, and wholesome snack has no sugar added and is made with just two simple ingredients: Fresh strawberries and raw, unstrained honey. So you can say goodbye to preservatives and hello to snacking how it should be—healthy and worry-free!

Strawberry Fruit Leather

Yield: 10 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

5 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 tablespoons raw honey

Instructions

Preheat oven to 115 degrees or the lowest temperature. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place strawberries in a large pot set over medium heat and stir occasionally until the juices are released. Cook about 5 minutes more to reduce the mixture slightly. Stir in honey. Transfer to a heatproof blender or food processor fitted with the blade attachment and process until smooth. Spread in an even, thin rectangle on prepared baking sheet, leaving about ½ inch on all sides. Bake in oven for 3 to 8 hours until mixture is no longer sticky to the touch. A higher baking temperature will result in a faster cooking time.

Let cool completely on baking sheet, peel fruit leather from parchment paper and cut into long, thin strips. Store covered in a cool, dry place.

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This article is related to: Fresh Produce, Fruit, Healthy Snacks, Recipes, School Snacks

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Merce MuseThrive Market Food Editor

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