Thursday, August 4, 2011

Apricot Fruit Leather

Apricot Fruit Leather Spreading
"Fruit leather" isn't, I think, the most appetizing name for a snack. You wouldn't, for example, say that something "tastes like shoe leather" and mean it as a compliment. But... regardless of how bad fruit leather's marketing department is, it's really a pretty tasty snack that doesn't require any special equipment to make. Yeah, a dehydrator would make the process much quicker and not heat up the kitchen... but if you're like us and have no general need to suck the water out of various food products, then this is a pretty good way to use up super ripe fruit in your fridge that might go bad before you can eat it.

Anna made this Serious Eats recipe (spice of choice = allspice) a couple of weeks ago, and we've really enjoyed the finished product. Once it's dried you can just take some scissors to the parchment paper (leaving the fruit leather attached) and you can make some fruit roll up-esque strips that are easy to take with you.

Really easy and definitely worth trying.

Apricot Fruit Leather Dried