Recently, my son's school teacher sold me a food dehydrator. I have had it for several weeks, but life kept getting in the way of me trying it out.
This past weekend, I made the time and busted out some fruit leathers. Apple with a hint of cinnamon was the flavor of the day. It was super easy. All you have to do is puree the fruit of your choice. I believe it was 2 cups of pureed fruit. Once you get the pureed fruit spread out on the little plastic tray then you set it into the dehydrator (that has been preheating) and let it stay in there for the amount of time directed. Mine took about 7 hours to dry out. The leathers peel right off the trays as long as you do it while it is still warm. Then all I did was cut it into strips (appx 2 in wide) using the pizza cutter and rolled them up. I placed them in an airtight container and stuck them in the pantry. The kids love them. They are just the right size for snacks and for lunch boxes. Best of all you know exactly what is in them. And it is not high fructose corn syrup. Fresh fruit...that's it. If you don't have access to a dehydrator, don't worry. You can also do it this way. Try it out...let me know how it goes for ya.