Imagine an intensely “grapey” fruit treat that’s not too sweet, and you’ll see the beauty of making your own fruit leather. With no crazy additives, it’s a great healthy snack for kids and adults. It comes together easily with a blender and oven.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Grape Fruit Leather.
1. Info for Homemade Grape Fruit Leather
- Cook Time: 6 Hr 30 Min
- Total Time: 6 Hr 30 Min
- Servings: 12
- Calories: 26.63 kcal
2. Ingredients for Homemade Grape Fruit Leather
- 4 cups seedless red grapes
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 200°F.
- Line the bottom of a 10×15-inch rimmed baking sheet (also known as a jelly roll pan) with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Stem the grapes and transfer to a colander. Rinse with cold water.
- Put grapes in a blender and process on high until the mixture is liquid and no large pieces of grape skin remain, about 1 minute.
- Strain the grape juice through a fine strainer into a medium saucepan, pressing with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to extract the juice. Discard the skins. Stir the honey and lemon juice into the grape juice.
- Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring juice to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is slightly thickened and reduced to about 1 1/4 cups, 12-15 minutes.
- Pour the grape mixture onto the center of the prepared baking sheet. Tilt the pan to even the mixture to 1/8 inch thick (measure to check). It’s okay if the mixture doesn’t cover the entire pan.
- Bake the grape mixture on middle rack of oven until leather still feels slightly tacky when touched but no longer sticks to your finger (check it quickly and carefully), 5-6 hours.
- Check to see that fruit leather is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
- Let fruit leather cool to room temperature. Peel from the silicone mat or parchment, then cut into strips about 1 1/2×4 inches, using a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors. Serve, or store in an airtight container between pieces of parchment or waxed paper in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.