I have memories of making apricot leather with my grandma when I was young. I was so excited when I learned out to make it with my kids a few years ago with peaches. Now, every year they ask to make it.
Here’s the recipe we used:
4 cups pureed fruit
2-4 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
In a blender, puree fruit which has been washed and pitted but not peeled.
Place plastic wrap on a cookie sheet with sides. (I wet the edges of the cookie sheet so plastic wrap will stay in place.)
Pour 2 cups fruit mixture on each cookie sheet. Makes 2 trays.
Place in oven at 150 degrees (or lower, depending on your oven) for 8-10 hours.
When fruit is dried to leather consistency, roll up fruit and tear off to eat.
This is a lot easier than you would think. It just takes time to cook. Once I put it in the oven at night and in the morning it was done. (Just make sure your oven isn’t too hot.) We tried Raspberry leather a while ago and it didn’t turn out very good, I think it needed more sweetener. It was too tart. I would suggest sampling your puree before you cook it to make sure you have the sweetness level that you want. You can see in the picture that we would roll them up and put them in snack size baggies to keep them fresh for longer. This picture is from a year or two ago (when I had a fabulous producing peach tree), but I have some peaches (that I purchased with my bountiful basket) that are ready to be made into leather today! My kids are excited.