Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pumpkin-Pie Fruit Leather

Rating: ***1/2

Total Time: 5 ½ to 8 ½ hours
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 8 hours, depending on thickness of fruit on dehydrator tray

½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large can of pumpkin (or 2 smaller cans)
Pumpkin pie spices to taste – best to be generous with the spices in this recipe (suggest: 1 tsp each of cinnamon, powdered ginger and nutmeg; ¼ tsp each of allspice and cloves; a pinch of salt)
1 tbsp of molasses
½ tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar (I used 2 tbsp brown sugar)

Combine all ingredients and mix well. I used an electric mixer to make sure all of the ingredients were well mixed and blended until smooth. Spread evenly on a silicone-lined baking sheet and dry for 3-4 hours at 125 degrees F in the oven. Remove, turn leather over with a spatula and continue drying until it is of a grainy, fruit leather consistency. Alternately, I had spread onto two drying trays for an American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator at 135 F for 5 to 8 hours, checking periodically on dryness. For a chewier, more “fruit roll-up” consistency, add more sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc. before drying.

Original recipe by: Laura Lemond at
Pumpkin-Pie Fruit leather picture:
American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator:

No comments:

Post a Comment