Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather

Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is a great treat for kids’ lunch or snack and can be made with a very simple recipe of just fruit (even applesauce)! Use this recipe to make Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather or Peach Fruit Leather.




  1. Combine apples, lemon juice, sugar and 2 cups water in a large kettle. Bring to a boil, turn down heat to low and cook about 15-20 minutes until apples are very tender. Cool slightly then use an immersion blender to puree, or puree in food processor/blender. Remove most of applesauce from processor, reserving about 1 cup in the processor and add blueberries; puree. Combine applesauce and pureed blueberries; taste and add more sugar if desired.
  2. Cover food dehydrator trays with parchment paper that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread apple blueberry puree over trays with a spatula or off-set spatula to about 1/8-inch thickness. Dry in food dehydrater for about 6-8 hours until the fruit leather is not sticky to the touch.
  3. TO MAKE IN THE OVEN: Place a silpat sheet on a large rimmed baking sheet and spread the fruit leather to about 1/8-inch thick. Bake in a 175-degree oven for about 3-4 hours.


To make Peach Fruit Leather, follow step #1 above using: 6 cups of chopped (unpeeled) peaches, lemon juice, sugar and 2 cups unsweetened applesauce in a large kettle. Follow the other steps as above. (But don’t add blueberries.) This will yield about 4 1/2 cups liquid; pour onto a silpat and oven dry, or use a food dehydrator.