Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather

Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather is a treat for kids’ lunches or snacks. It’s a very simple recipe of just fruit. Use almost any fruit to make this fruit leather.

  • Author: Serena Ball, MS, Rd
  • Yield: About 16 servings 1x


  • 3 medium apples, cored, chopped (don’t peel) OR 1 cup ‘natural’ applesauce (see NOTES)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar OR 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine apples, blueberries, lemon juice, sugar (or honey) and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn down heat to low and cook about 10-15 minutes until apples are very tender, stirring often. Cool slightly then use an immersion blender to puree; or puree in a food processor or blender.
  2. Cover food dehydrator trays with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread apple blueberry puree over trays with a spatula or off-set spatula to about 1/8-inch thickness. OR if you are using the OVEN, cover baking trays with sprayed parchment paper; spread puree over the paper.
  3. Dry in dehydrator for about 6-8 hours until the fruit leather is not sticky to the touch.
  4. IN THE OVEN: Dry in a 200-degree oven for about 2-4 hours.


To use applesauce instead of apples, follow step #1 above using: 2 cups unsweetened applesauce instead of apples and the same amount of blueberries, lemon juice, sugar/honey, but NO water. You won’t need to bring the pot to a boil, instead, just cook over medium heat for a total of about 10 minutes; the mixture will still bubble a lot, so stir constantly. Follow the other steps as above.