Hi everyone!!! We are cruising right along through September. Wow – I already have Thanksgiving on the forefront of my thoughts. I can’t believe it. A couple weeks ago I shared this recipe for Plum Fruit Leather over at my dear friend Desiree’s. You see the hubs had done a produce stock up at Costco & things were going south faster than expected. I needed to whip up some recipes that called for some major quantities of fruit. So I started with the fruit leather. I just love it – what a great snack to grab on the go. Let me show you just how easy it is to make!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
You start out washing all your plums & cutting in half & removing the pits.
Place on a large baking sheet – insides up.
Then roast them for about 20 minutes. Remove & carefully transfer them to the food processor.
Be careful- there will be hot plum juice all over your tray.
Allow your oven to cool to about 170-200 degrees.
Process until smooth. Then transfer to a large bowl & add your sugar. Mix well so that all the sugar dissolves.
Pour onto another baking sheet lined with parchment – make sure your parchment is larger than your sheet. You want all of the liquid to be contained in the parchment.
Once your oven has cooled to the right temperature – place your baking sheet back in & bake for 6-8 hours. I made the mistake of turning off my convection after the roasting & didn’t realize it until most of the drying process was done. If you have a convection oven – definitely use it & expect your fruit leather to be ready earlier. Keep an eye on it for timing. It will depend on your oven & the thickness of your liquid based on the size baking sheet/sheets you use. I was able to fit mine all on one 3/4 sheet.
You know it’s done when it’s no longer sticky & has a smooth surface. Mine dried around the edges first & sort of pulled the parchment in as it shrank up a bit. That’s okay if it does that. If it’s too dry on the edges when the center is finally done- just trim those parts off when cutting into your strips. Be sure to store in an airtight container.
The whole family loves these. So great for grabbing as we are running out the door to the gym or just need a little snack mid-morning. So I’m sure I will be making more soon.
Plum Fruit Leather
- 4 pounds plums
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Washing your plums & cut in half & remove the pits.
- Place on a large baking sheet - insides up.
- Roast plums for about 20 minutes.
- Remove & carefully transfer them to the food processor.
- Allow your oven to cool to about 170-200 degrees.
- Process until smooth.
- Then transfer to a large bowl & add your sugar.
- Mix well so that all the sugar dissolves.
- Pour onto another baking sheet lined with parchment - make sure your parchment is larger than your sheet. You want all of the liquid to be contained in the parchment.
- Once your oven has cooled to the right temperature - place your baking sheet back in & bake for 6-8 hours.
- You know it's done when it's no longer sticky & has a smooth surface.
- Store in an airtight container.
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