Monday, October 19, 2009
Pineapple Fruit Roll-Ups
Food dehydrator or oven
Drain the pineapple juice. (Do not throw it away! You can drink it or add it to another juice, freeze it in ice cube trays and use it for smoothies, pour it into popsicle molds and give them to your children...) Puree the pineapple in a blender until smooth (yields: 8 1/2 cups of puree); set aside.
If you are using a dehydrator: Prepare your dehydrators fruit leather sheets by lightly greasing them. Pour one 1 1/4 cup of the puree onto each sheet and spread evenly with the back side of a spoon. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Turn your dehydrator on. Check every couple hours. It may take 9-11 hours depending on your dehydrator. The leather is done once it becomes dry to the touch. Try not to over cook it!
If you are using the oven refer to the following website for instructions: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_fruit_leather/
*My mom taught me how to make apple and grape fruit leather. While shopping at Costco one day I gazed down their #10 can fruit section and decided to give other fruits a chance. We have also made peach, pear, and watermelon leather (don't forget to remove the seeds). As long as you can create a puree you could make any leather your heart desires! Our family favorite is pineapple. I think it tastes like crystallized pineapple sugar. Have fun and get creative in making designs or combining flavors.