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Well, apparently there’s a science to making fruit leather and I’m not sure what it is because this experiment was a flop. What a bummer because I was so excited about it!
The process was rather easy. I sliced up my beautiful strawberries (thankfully, they were only $1), stewed them, and then whirled them around in the blender.
So, the original directions didn’t say that I needed to drain the strawberries before placing them in the blender. (One picture I didn’t include was the big mess I made when I forgot to hold down the top of the blender. Ha!) You can see the difference between the two pans. The one on the left is the runny mixture and the one on the right is what it’s supposed to look like. To be quite honest, I didn’t have high hopes for the runny pan.
I finally put the pans in the oven. The original directions didn’t give a timeframe but said they needed to be at the lowest setting for hours. Well, after about 3-3 1/2 hours one pan set but the middle was still runny, and the runny pan stayed just that, runny.
As you can see, I taste-tested a piece from a portion of the pan that set up. Even though the middle of the pan was runny, the piece that I tasted was way too dry. So, I admitted defeat and gave up. I may have given up to soon on the runny pan. There’s a chance that it could have set up but I didn’t want to waste anymore electricity.
Have you ever made fruit leather before? How did it turn out?