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Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe

Save money on your grocery budget with this easy, homemade fruit leather recipe. You will never go for store-bought fruit roll-ups again!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 cups fruit, chopped
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ whole lemon, just the juice


  • Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and stir frequently until the mixture has thickened for about 35-45 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with non-waxed parchment paper.
  • Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake in the oven for 3 to 3 ½ hours until the fruit leather is no longer tacky to the touch.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the fruit leather cool completely.
  • Peel up a corner of the fruit leather and test to see if the underside is still moist. If it is, return the baking sheet to the oven - moist side up - for an additional 20 minutes to finish drying the fruit leather.
  • Once the leather is fully dried and cooled, use kitchen shears to cut the leather and parchment into strips.
  • Roll the individual strips parchment side out and store the rolls in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Keyword easy, fruit