Tuesday, April 19, 2011

strawberry leather

Strawberry Leather
(see apricot here)

this is the easiest "recipe" I could ever share. 
1. Purchase strawberries.
2. Feel sorry for yourself that you no longer live in California, minutes from a strawberry stand, where you are convinced sells the world's best strawberries.
(step 2 is optional)
3. Wash berries
4. Hull and half berries.
5. "measure". You don't need to measure at all--I just did this for he purpose of telling you how much I used (about 5 cups). But use however many you have. 
5 cups of strawberries = about a pan and a half of fruit leather.
6. Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes. Give them a few good mashes so the juices come out. 
Add a bit of honey (few TBS) if you're not using those amazing strawberry-stand berries.
7. Puree.
8. Pour and spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
9. Put in the oven at 150° for 6-8 hours, until leather peels away easily from parchment.
10. Using kitchen scissors, cut into rectangles, and roll them up. (you can even leave them on the parchment and roll them) 
11. Or just eat them right away.
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enjoy!

39 comments:

Ashley said...

I have seen this recipe on a few other blogs and I always wanted to give it a try! Looks so good. I will be attempting this weekend:)

b_maria_why said...

oh i must try this--i'm so sick of purchasing the stuff, it's insanely expensive!

summer said...

mmmmm. it looks like summertime at your house, sheena!

ps. did all of the strawberry mash fit into your mini food processor (the one you mentioned while talking about baby food)?

Katie Baba Nielson said...

absolutely definitely making this! i had no idea you could make this stuff!!!

love your little blog!

{natalie} said...

That looks delicious. Thanks for the idea. Yum.

Shannon said...

Yummy! Especially when strawberries are in season and so cheap! Question: how do you store them and for how long can you store them?

Courtney said...

oh my goodness, I can't wait to try this!!!

melissa marie said...

thanks for looking in my fridge and seeing that i need to do something with my strawberries.

ps, you have a wooden honeycomb scooper mcdealy?!? that is just cool.

Rachael said...

That looks so good! I want one right now. And it doesn't seem that hard to make! Even better!

connie k. said...

No to brag, but I do really think strawberries from the strawberry stand in California are the best strawberries! They have a flavor and texture superior to any berry that has been refrigerated. Great way to showcase beautiful color and flsvor!

sarah nicole said...

This looks delicious! I will have to try it.

xo,

Sarah

Allison said...

I have two containers of strawberries in my fridge at this very moment that I had no idea what I was going to do with (they were buy one, get two free at the store, how could I resist?) but now I do! Can't wait to go home and make this today.

kate said...

mmm oh yum. i'm putting this on my list of things to make. i'm going to attempt your greek yogurt later today... wish me luck!!

MyKidsEatSquid said...

I'm definitely not going to skip step #2 even though I've never lived in CA.I'm going to have to give this a try.

Kim said...

printingggggggggg!!

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

Kathleen "Katie" Sisil said...

Wonder if you can sub the sugar for stevia? Would be a perfect diabetic snack to take on the go if you can.

sheena said...

Summer: I used my big food processor for this one.

Shannon: haha these were gone in a day and a half....I'm sure they will be eaten before they go bad. I rolled them with the parchment still on and then just put them in a ziploc.

Kathleen: I'm sure stevia would be just fine! If the strawberries are ripe enough, you really don't need any sweetener at all.

mcatchef.com said...

I have be stalking your blog for quite some time now and I am in LOVE with your witty comments on life and most of all your PHOTOGRAPHY! What lens/camera combo do you use? Your photo's are STUNNING and so inspiring.

Anna said...

Such a great idea, I can't wait to try it (strawberries are a few months away here)

Mrs. Billen said...

Sheena! I just watched your KSL clip and I kept yelling- "I KNOW HER! I KNOW HER!"

I loved it. You amaze me.

kate said...

I wanna see your ksl clip! i tried to look it up and couldn't find it...

Amy said...

These look so good.

Amy Maires said...

I could not get the parchment off in some places....any ideas that help it not stick so bad??

sheena said...

Amy! I am sorry it stuck--I have made this several times and never had problems with it sticking....maybe it was too thin?

Haley K said...

Hi there! I found you through Pinterest :) I just had to check out how someone would make homemade strawberry leather...hoping it was without a fruit dryer...and it was!! :) I can't wait to make this! perfect summer time treat :)

Haley K said...

and i wonder about adding other fruits to the strawberries...a handful of blueberries, or blackberries...maybe a few chunks of pineapple. Lots of possibilities :)

christastrebel said...

its in the oven as we speak... 7 more hrs-ish! nummy :]

Asihall said...

Is this 150°F or 150°C ? :P Sorry, European here!

Lianne said...

Ack! My oven temp will only go down to 170... Think they would turn out ok if I simply didn't cook them as long?

sheena said...

yes! 170° will be fine.

Kimber and Casey said...

wahoo! byu is out for the summer and now i actually have time to make some of your yummies! just put these in the oven and i'm so excited to try some more of your recipes this summer! thanks sheena!!!

lovesnotcamping29 said...

Can u do this with other fruit? Like mangoes maybe? My daughter loves them and I wanted to know if you thought that would work, thanks!

Amy said...

Beautiful pics! Leather looks tasty too!

Becky said...

This looks great! I posted to my Pintrest, with a link back here.

thestuffedflamingo said...

These look so good! thanks for sharing!

Diana Kelly said...

I had cooked them from your site before and they were delicious. But they were done in the middle of the night and I was the only one awake and, I admit, I ate them all and didn't ever tell anyone (the kids) that I ever made any... I know! So, I started the process again, from memory, and totally skipped the pan cooking and went straight to ninja (food processer) then cookie sheet. Do you think that will hurt the cooking process??

Diana Kelly said...

I did omit the pan cooking portion of the recipe and went straight to puree then cookie sheet and they were still great AND I'm not sure if it had anything to do with skipping the pan cooking part, but it only took mine about 4 - 5 hours to cook. I cooked it at 150 covection bake. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making this repeatedly!!

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Most sangida said...

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