Homemade Peach Fruit Leather Recipe

Homemade peach fruit leather recipe makes for an easy healthy snack item for children of all ages. This easy peach fruit roll-up takes only minutes to prepare and can be dried in the dehydrator or oven.

homemade peach fruit leather

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There is nothing I love more than hearing my husband tell me I’ve made something or another which reminds him of his grandmother or father. And this time, it was this homemade peach fruit leather recipe.

You see, Justin’s father used to make homemade fruit leather often during his youth. So when he asked me to begin making it I was happy to oblige. Little did I know then, how much my family would love this homemade treat.

Saying that my husband and children love fruit roll-up is an understatement. My family is very capable of consuming a full dehydrator’s worth of fruit leather in a few short days. That is over 90 rolls!

Because there are only three necessary ingredients needed to make homemade fruit leather I have no issues with them eating as much as they’d like. As a matter of fact, throughout the summer months fruit roll-ups are made multiple times a month. Why not, they are a healthy snack item, especially when honey is used.

Create Unique Peach Combinations

This peach fruit leather recipe is excellent, however, it is a base recipe. There isn’t anything wrong with a base recipe, in fact, it is rather delicious. It simply means a base recipe can easily be modified by adding fruits and even alcohol to it.

peach fruit leather

Fruit

  • apricots
  • berries – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • cherries
  • red currants
  • plums
  • citrus – lemons, oranges, limes

Alcohol

  • bourbon
  • brandy
  • rum
  • orange liqueur or Triple Sec

A favorite peach fruit leather combination for the adults of the house, is bourbon peach. The smooth flavor of bourbon partners exceptionally well with peaches.

Other Peach Preserving Recipes

Peaches are in season from July through the end of August, make sure to take advantage of this delicious stone fruit by preserving the harvest. Before you move onto this homemade peach fruit leather recipe take a look at these preserving recipes which contain peaches as the main ingredient.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to preserve this amazing stone fruit. There are a plethora of methods for preserving the peach harvest, all it takes is finding a recipe your family will enjoy.

Homemade Peach Fruit Leather Recipe

Fruits which have been dehydrated take on a sweeter flavor. The addition of the sweetener listed is optional. Sugar is a preservative and helps to maintain color, texture, and provides sweetness if the fruit should lack it. However, sugar can be substituted for honey.

  • 4 cups peaches cut into 1-inch wedge, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey or sugar

Equipment

There are two methods available for making homemade peach fruit leather, dehydrating and oven drying. The equipment list breaks up the necessary items for both methods.

  • dehydrator, a rear mounting fan is best
  • stock pot
  • food processor or blender
  • parchment paper or silicone non-stick mats
  • 1/2 gallon mason jar
  • silicon spatula
  • food string, or tape

Equipment for Oven Drying Homemade Peach Fruit Leather

  • 2 baking sheets
  • 2 silicone baking mats

Instructions

There are two methods for making cherry fruit leather, in the oven or with a dehydrator. Dehydrated cherry fruit leather is the most convenient method, requiring nothing but setting the temperature and timer for the dehydrator. Unlike the dehydrator the oven method will require you to be hands on during a 5 hours process.

Dehydrated Peach Fruit Leather

  1. Wash peaches well.
  2. Using a knife separate the flesh of peach from the pit by cutting 1-inch wedges.
  3. In a non-reactive pot add all ingredients, bring to a boil making sure to stir often. Continue to boil until the peach wedges have fully cooked and are soft to the touch.
  4. Transfer the cooked peach mixture to a blender or food processor.
  5. Place parchment paper or silicone sheets onto the dehydrator trays. Spread the peach mixture evenly onto the sheets.
  6. Verify the drying time based on the manual for your dehydrator. For those using an Excalibur dehydrate, set the temperature to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The drying process will take 8 to 12 hours or until the mixture takes on a leathery texture. The thicker the peach mixture, the longer it will take to dry.
  7. Once completely dried remove the peach fruit leather from dehydrator trays. Using scissors and ruler (for straight cuts), cut the homemade peach fruit leather into strips. Roll the strips and tie off to secure the rolls.
  8. Store the rolls in an airtight container such as a 1/2 gallon mason jar. An oxygen absorber can be added to minimize the moisture within the container. Or store the homemade peach fruit leather in the refrigerator.
peach fruit roll-up

Oven Peach Fruit Roll ups

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place silicone baking onto baking trays, set aside.
  3. Prepare peach fruit leather as indicated in the dehydrating method.
  4. Divide the fruit leather onto the two baking trays.
  5. Place into the oven to bake for 5 hours. Throughout the baking period rotate trays often to ensure the leather dries evenly. The mixture is complete once it has fused into one piece and is tacky to the touch.
  6. Follow the steps for packing found in the dehydrating method.
peach fruit roll-up

Notes

Food grade string or tape can be used to secure the peach fruit roll-ups.

My Book

For additional tip, trick, and recipes on how to preserve foods grab a copy of my book, The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Whether you are a novice or seasoned home food preserver my book has something for everyone. Learn how to can, ferment, dry, cure, freeze, and store raw the harvest as a sustainable homesteader would.

Copies of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest can be purchased online at the following sites, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Books a Million, and on my website

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Homemade Peach Fruit Leather Recipe

Homemade peach fruit leather recipe makes for an easy healthy snack item for children of all ages. This easy peach fruit roll-up takes only minutes to prepare and can be dried in the dehydrator or oven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Drying Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dehydrating
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade peach fruit leather, peach fruit leather, peach fruit leather recipe, peach fruit roll-up
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • dehydrator, a rear mounting fan is best
  • Stock Pot
  • food processor or blender
  • parchment paper or silicone non-stick mats
  • 1/2 Gallon Mason Jar
  • silicon spatula
  • EQUIPMENT FOR OVEN DRYING
  • 2 baking sheets
  • 2 silicone baking mats

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peaches cut into 1-inch wedge fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey or sugar

Instructions

Dehydrator Method

  • Wash peaches well.
  • Using a knife separate the flesh of peach from the pit by cutting 1-inch wedges.
  • In a non-reactive pot add all ingredients, bring to a boil making sure to stir often. Continue to boil until the peach wedges have fully cooked and are soft to the touch.
  • Transfer the cooked peach mixture to a blender or food processor.
  • Place parchment paper or silicone sheets onto the dehydrator trays. Spread the peach mixture evenly onto the sheets.
  • Verify the drying time based on the manual for your dehydrator. For those using an Excalibur dehydrate, set the temperature to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The drying process will take 8 to 12 hours or until the mixture takes on a leathery texture. The thicker the peach mixture, the longer it will take to dry.
  • Once completely dried remove the peach fruit leather from dehydrator trays. Using scissors and ruler (for straight cuts), cut the homemade peach fruit leather into strips. Roll the strips and tie off to secure the rolls.
  • Store the rolls in an airtight container such as a 1/2 gallon mason jar. An oxygen absorber can be added to minimize the moisture within the container. Or store the homemade peach fruit leather in the refrigerator.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place silicone baking onto baking trays, set aside.
  • Prepare peach fruit leather as indicated in the dehydrating method.
  • Divide the fruit leather onto the two baking trays. Place into the oven to bake for 5 hours. Throughout the baking period rotate trays often to ensure the leather dries evenly. The mixture is complete once it has fused into one piece and is tacky to the touch.
  • Follow the steps for packing found in the dehydrating method.

This homemade peach fruit leather recipe can be made throughout the year with fresh or frozen peaches. In addition to the many preserving recipes provided, make sure to freeze peaches for recipes such as this.

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