Fall is a season that keeps on giving, especially when it comes to tasty produce. This recipe features two fall favorites: pears and apples. In case you haven’t noticed, grocery stores are replete with pears and apples at the moment. With so many varieties, how can you know which to choose or what to make with them? That’s where this recipe enters the equation, and we can only hope that it’s a stepping stone for you to explore more seasonal produce recipes.
Most fruit leathers or roll-ups contain an array of processed ingredients, including artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and more. It’s also common to see corn syrup or sugar at the very beginning of the ingredient list. Folks, these so-called “fruit” leathers contain no fresh fruit at all. Even “natural” fruit leathers that cost more money don’t really contain fruit. In fact, some contain “dead” fruit. If you don’t know by now, raw vegan foods are “living,” in that they contain living enzymes and nutrients that don’t “die” during the cooking process. Fruits in these sugary snacks are typically boiled prior to dehydration. That means that the nutrients are gone, but you still get the flavor.
With these fruit leathers, you get the flavor and the nutrition. What more do you want out of a snack?
- Prep Time:10m
- Cook Time:8h
- Total Time:8h 10m
- 6 pears, cores removed
- 4 apples, cores removed
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until you achieve a smooth puree.
- Pour this mixture onto dehydrator trays that you line with non-stick reusable liners or parchment paper. This is to help avoid sticking during the dehydrating process.
- Dehydrate at 115º F for about 8-12 hours, or until the entire fruit leather is dry, but not hard.
- Remove the trays from the dehydrator and serve once cooled slightly.
- Store in plastic wrap or an airtight container in the fridge and consume within one month.