Fruit leather? You can make it without a dehydrator? Yes, you can. The key is cooking it for a long time at a low temp.
- apple - 4 cups, chopped
“An apple a day” is an adage for a reason. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and many beneficial phytochemicals. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin, which can help detox metals and food additives from your body.
- ginger - 1 piece, about 1/2 inch cube
Ginger is very high in antioxidants. This spicy root helps with digestion and stimulates the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients to the body. Ginger also has a relaxing and cleansing effect on the body which helps to purge toxins.
- honey - 1 tbsp
- parchment paper -
Preheat oven to 250
Steam the apples and the ginger for about 5 minutes. I recommend steaming over boiling because you don't want to apples to be soggy. Remember, we are taking the moisture out.
Puree the apples, ginger, and honey.
Pour into a pan lined with parchment paper. The pan I use is 9X12. Smooth the surface of the mixture with the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula. Make sure that it is distributed evenly. The leather won't cook evenly if there are thick parts and thin parts.
Bake at 250 for about 3 hours. Check it every 1/2 hour or so. When the leather is no longer mushy to the touch it is time to take it out.
The leather will be a little hard at this time. It needs to be left out for a few hours in order to soften up. When the leather has some give, cut it into strips and enjoy. It can be left out on the counter in an airtight container for weeks but, believe me, it won't last that long.
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