I found a recipe for blackberry and apple fruit leather, a couple of yeas ago. It’s from a book called The River Cottage Preserves Handbook by Pam Corbin. I really like it. It has a variation for different fruits for this leather.
The kids and Mark picked a big basket of plums last week and we’ve been eating them non-stop. But we still have more, so I decided to try the Plum Fruit Leather recipe this time.
Again, not a hard recipe. You just need a lot of time.
After you cook the fruit you put it through a sieve, and mix it with honey.
That’s it. It is very simple. Spread it thin in a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Set it in the lowest setting in the oven for many hours. We’ve had cooler days lately, so it’s been OK to have the oven on.
After cooking it, for I’m not sure how long it was (15 hours maybe?) I took them out and let them cool.
I lift it off the parchment paper. It came off pretty easy!
Then with kitchen scissors I cut thin strips and put it on top of new parchment paper, and folded it.
It should last few weeks it says, in a closed container.
The kids have liked it so far, so I think it will be a great snack. Fruit juice from hand picked fruits, and honey. Not bad, I think.