Easy Peach Fruit Leather

by Becky
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Say goodbye to genetically modified corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colors! This simple peach fruit leather takes very little time and is a great snack for both kids and adults.

peach fruit leather

This recipe is so simple, it should hardly be called a recipe! Peach fruit leather is 4 ingredients, peaches, honey, lemon juice and a little cornstarch to hold everything together and improve flexibility so it can roll up for storage.

Ingredients for Peach Fruit Leather

Peaches: the best peaches for fruit leather are very ripe, soft, and sweet. If you get them from a you-pick, the easiest to use are the freestone peaches. Freestone means that the flesh of the peach separates easily from the pit.

Honey: Unlike corn syrup, honey is a natural syrup sweetener. It adds pliability to this recipe.

Lemon Juice: Fresh is best but canned lemon juice also works in this recipe. It adds a little tang and helps retain the color.

Cornstarch: Make sure to use organic cornstarch if you want a no genetically modified ingredients in the fruit leather. Cornstarch helps to bind the ingredients and improve flexibility.

Tips

  • Use very ripe peaches
  • Don’t over dry, or you’ll get peach puree chips
  • If you don’t dry it enough, it will be soft and sticky
  • Some tackiness from the sugar is normal but if you feel any additional moisture, keep drying

Storage

The best way to store peach fruit leather is on parchment paper, then roll it tightly and tie with twine. Store in an airtight container for up to one year. It can be stored longer but the quality will diminish after about a year. Keep out of light if possible.

Similar Recipes

Cooking also helps improve flexibility of the fruit leather but if you want to try a raw version of fruit leather, check out my raw grape fruit leather recipe HERE.

Easy Peach Fruit Leather

Say goodbye to genetically modified corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colors! This simple peach fruit leather takes very little time and is a great snack for both kids and adults.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced peaches
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add diced peaches, honey, cornstarch, and lemon juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour in a saucepan, then bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take off heat, and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Pour onto dehydrator trays with no stick sheets placed on top.
  • Place 1 1/4 cups liquid on each tray (mine are 14″x14″ so adjust accordingly if you have a different size dehydrator.)
  • Dehydrate at 125ºF for 8-12 hours.
  • Cut each leather into 4 strips, place on parchment paper to fit each strip of fruit leather, then roll, tie with twine, and store in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 3 trays or 12 fruit leather roll ups.

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2 comments

Tad September 23, 2022 - 5:20 am

Does the cornstarch add any flavor to the fruit leather, I have never tried it.
If you wanted to stretch the peach leather out more, you can add applesauce to the recipe without changing the flavor much. Of course, this is only if you wanted to maximize the amount made. I have also just put the whole sheet on wax paper after processing and rolled it up and cut it into narrower strips. I take it on hikes, climbs, and backpacking, thus the need for smaller sizes. I also don’t tie it with pretty string since it is getting thrown in a pack. Adding a few blackberries (real ones, not the store bought kind) will change the color to dark purple, without changing the flavor. A change of pace without much work.

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theseasonalhomestead September 24, 2022 - 2:04 am

The cornstarch doesn’t add flavor. Thank you for the idea about the applesauce! We don’t have any on hand now, but soon will. Love the idea about the blackberries too. I really appreciate you sharing!

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