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Fruit Leather

This healthier take on fruit rollups uses just three ingredients and is a great gift for kids and adults alike.

How long will it take?

6 hours

What’s the serving size?

Makes 8

What do I need?

  • 3 cups fresh fruit of your choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat oven to the lowest temperature setting, ideally between 65C and 80C. Line a rimmed baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Puree fruit in a food processor with the maple syrup and lemon juice until very smooth. Pour fruit mixture onto the baking paper and spread evenly so that it is about 3-millimetres thick. Leave a border of 1 ½ centimetres around the edge of the baking paper.
  3. Cook in oven for 4 – 6 hours, or until set and no longer sticky to touch. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Cut cooled fruit leather into strips using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and peel away baking paper. Roll up and wrap in baking paper or greaseproof paper and tie ends with ribbon for gifting.


  1. Fruit leather will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  2. You can use any fruit you like, or a combination of fruits. We used strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, and apricots for our fruit leather. Other fruits that work well are blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and kiwi fruit. Fruits that brown easily when exposed to air such as bananas, apples, and pears will make brown coloured fruit leather.

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