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Mixed Berry Homemade Fruit Leather

This Homemade Fruit Leather would be a perfect addition to a school lunchbox or a great summertime treat to make with the kiddos!

a homemade fruit leather on a white plate with a couple fresh berries

Do you ever feel really domestic when you make something from scratch? I don’t know why it still amazes me the way it does since I grew up in a home where basically everything was homemade. My friends even joked in high school that we didn’t have any “food” in our pantry — it was all “ingredients”! Ha!  

We did have occasional store bought “treats,” like Fruit Roll-Ups and Little Debbie snacks; mostly because my mom was also a master couponer — so if we had them in the house it was because the store pretty much paid her to take them haha. 

There are some things I’ll always make from scratch, like pancakes and buttercream frosting, but it still amazes me when I learn new things in the kitchen.

I really didn’t know it was possible to make homemade fruit leather at home. I know I’ve seen recipes for it all over the internet, but I always assumed it was, a) too much work, or b) wouldn’t be as good as the store-bought version we grew up with.  

Friends, let me tell you, this was SO easy. And my family gobbled it up! 

unwrapped fruit leathers on a plate

What’s in Homemade Fruit Leather?

Making fruit leather at home couldn’t be simpler! Here’s all you’ll need to make it: 

  • Mixed berries 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemon juice  

How to Make Fruit Leather at Home 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170F. 
  2. Blend ingredients together until smooth. If desired, strain to remove seeds.
  3. Pour the mixture into a parchment paper-lined jelly roll pan and use an offset spatula to create a thin, even layer.
  4. Bake for 3 hours, or until the homemade fruit leather is no longer sticky.
  5. Slice into desired size pieces. 

Can I Use Different Fruits? 

Absolutely! Fruit leather can be customized to whatever fruits you want. I had leftover raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries from my Mixed Berry Fruit Galette so I just tossed them all into this recipe. I think it would also be fabulous with peaches in the summer!

homemade fruit leathers rolled up on a plate

How to Store Fruit Leather 

I recommend storing homemade fruit leather in an airtight container at room temperature. If stored properly, it should last up to 1 month. 

Tips for Making Fruit Leather 

  • Make sure the fruit puree is spread into a thin layer in the jelly roll pan. The thinner it is, the quicker it’ll dry out. 
  • Use any combination of fresh fruit you’d like for this recipe. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled! 

More Easy Snack Recipes: 

Homemade Fruit Leather is so easy to make and can be made with a variety of different fruits! I don't know why I never tried this before.

Mixed Berry Homemade Fruit Leather

4.34 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1 tray
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees F. Line a jelly roll pan (a baking sheet with sides) with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  • Blend ingredients together until smooth. If desired, strain to remove seeds.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and use an offset spatula to create a thin, even layer.
  • Bake for three hours (rotate pan half-way) or until the fruit leather is no longer sticky.
  • Slice into desired size pieces. I used my kitchen cutting shears.
  • Wrap in parchment or wax paper and store in an airtight container.

Notes

This recipe easily doubles. Yield is determined by how you cut the pieces. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1tray | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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