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Fruit Leather

Fruit Leather (Пастила)

Homemade Fruit Leather made from Apricots or Plums. Naturally sun dried without any nasty ingredients. A healthy and tasty snack for your family. Pastila Fruit Leather (Пастила)

Course Snack, Sweets
Cuisine Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Russian
Keyword Fruit Leather
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 days 23 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 3 days
Servings 4 baking trays
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 7 lbs /3.5kg ripe apricots
  • ½ cup sugar optional
  • water

Instructions

  1. Rinse the apricots and remove the seeds.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, process the apricots until they are a smooth puree. Using a blender, I put about 6 cups of apricots and about ¼ of water to process the fruit. You want to use as little as water as possible. Repeat until all fruit is used.

  3. If necessary, mix sugar into the fruit puree.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the fruit leather puree in a thin layer. It should around ⅛" to ¼" thick. It will shrink thinner as it dries. Place into the sunshine on a hot day. Bring in the fruit leather overnight and return again in the morning into the sunshine. It will take around 2-3 days to fully dry.
  5. On day 2, the fruit leather should peel off the parchment paper. Flip the fruit leather over so it dries evenly. On the 3rd day, I hang the fruit leather to air dry on a clothes line.
  6. To store the fruit leather, place the fruit leather on a piece of parchment paper and roll up, to prevent from sticking to each other. It should last several months in a cool dry place. (If your kids don't eat it first!)