Monday, January 9, 2012

Apple Spice Fruit Leather

My resolution for 2012 is cook more at home!
I decided to try some homemade fruit leather treats! Perfect for snacking, lunches or hostess gifts!

What you'll need:
1 25-ounce jar of applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves

Note: If you prefer a sweeter version, add a couple teaspoons of vanilla, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup.

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 170°F
2. Puree ingredients in a food processor until nice & smooth
3. Line an 11"x17" lipped cookie sheet with greased parchment paper or silicone baking mat
4. Spread the puree until it's about 1/4" thick. Tilt the pan back & forth until it's evenly distributed.
5. Bake in in the oven for 5-8 hours. Rotate the pan halfway during baking to ensure even drying. It's ready when it's smooth & non-tacky.
6. Let it cool, then cut in strips with a pizza cutter or scissors.
7. Store in an airtight container or zipper storage bag.


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27 comments:

  1. Love this Brandy, most store bought fruit leather has so much sugar in it. Can't wait to try these.

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  2. Mmmm, sounds fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Oh that sounds good - would make great snacks to take out!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love fruit leather! This looks delicious!!

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  5. I can't wait to try this recipe:)Thanks for sharing!Love your blog!

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  6. How great are those?? Beautiful and looks yummy!

    If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  7. I want to try this . . . hope it turns out as good as yours did!

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  8. I can't wait to try this...my kids will love it! I hope you stop over to share at my new party :)

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/it-amazes-me-at-how-creative-everyone.html

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  9. oh wow i'm loving this! i love fruit leather, and it would be even better homemade!! i am making this very soon...

    i would love it if you would stop by my blog and link this or any other amazing project you have to my linky party going on right now!

    http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2012/01/exodus-35-creativity-party-16.html

    thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. What a great project! Won't you consider sharing it with my readers at sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/architectural-salvage-jewelry.html. Thanks! Happy New Year!

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  11. This is awesome! How does it taste? I imagine it tastes great! Thanks for linking up at Creative Me this week! :)

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  12. Yummy! Totally trying this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  13. this looks like something even I could do, how neat.

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  14. What a yummy idea! I've pinned this and would love for you to link it to my Craftastic party. The link to it is at the top of my blog:)

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  15. I love this. I might try it in my dehydrator.

    I'm a new gfc, facebook and twitter follower from the mingle with us hop. I'd love for you to stop by my blog too.

    Lisa
    http://frugalmommieof2.blogspot.com/2011/12/start-new-year-in-style-with-vintage.html

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  16. i love homemade fruit leather....and yours look like little jewels...who wouldn't want to dig into one of those! stopping by from rook no17

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  17. I've always wanted to try fruit leather--just need to do it :)

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  18. I love fruit leathers. Yours came out very neatly..
    Thanks fir linking up at craftionary.. I am pinning it! :)

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  19. looks yummy, I pinned this and can't wait to try it! Looks like an adult fruit snack.

    www.notimefortea.com

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  20. Love it - you've been featured at this week's Craftastic Link Party. Stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking up!

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  21. Oh how cool!! I am going to have to try that! I am so glad you shared that for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Doni

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  22. Brandy, these sound so wonderful, and your presentation is so lovely! I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today. Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17.

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  23. Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party! www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

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  25. This sounds fabulous and I love the way you packaged it! (I'm a sucker for good packaging!)

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  26. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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  27. so nice and easy! congrats I love it so much

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