The Dishes

Berries Fruit Leather

Prep time: | Cook time: | Serves 8

  • 1.5 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1.5 cups banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. If using frozen fruit there’s no need to thaw or chop it prior, it will melt and combine quickly once heated.
  2. Cook on low heat until the fruit is released in juices and starts to combine.
  3. Stir intermittently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Let the mixture reduce until it is quite thick, similar to a jam consistency.
  5. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  6. Add to blender or food processor and blend until very smooth (can use a nutribullet).
  7. Spread the thick puree onto a dehydrator sheet/silicon baking mat/baking paper. Try to ensure that the thickness is as even as possible.  Roughly about 1/2-1cm thick works well.
  8. Dehydrate at 65C for about 6 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator, home oven works too. Set it to fan setting on 90C and cook for about 4 hours. Cooking condition depends on the humidity in the air, positioning of your tray and the consistency/thickness of the mixture. Please adjust accordingly.
  9. You will know when it’s done when the mixture is tacky, but not sticky, and very easy to peel off the mat/sheet.
  10. If sections look to be drying inconsistently turn the tray or flip the mixture to even out the process.
  11. Once sufficiently cooled down and dry to the touch, peel the fruit leather off the sheet and cut into portions. These can either be served as is, cut into strips/ shapes with cutters or rolled in baking paper to resemble conventional roll ups.
  12. If dried sufficiently and stored properly in an airtight container these should last a month in the pantry.