Hi there all my friends here at The 36th Avenue! I’m Gina from Kleinworth & Co. and I’m so thrilled to be here. Fall is in the air here in North Idaho & I am in the baking mood. Today I am going to show you how to make Fruit Leather using plums. Over the weekend the hubs did a Costco run & picked up a whole bunch of produce. After just a few short days I was surprised to see that the entire box of plums he bought were already quite soft.

Recipe : How to make Fruit Leather from kleinworthco.com

I knew they were not going to last long enough for us to get through them all before they were bad. I needed a recipe that would use the whole 4 pound box. I started flipping through my recipes & found an old favorite – Plum Fruit Leather. I was thrilled. I had not made it in so long & it was just what I was in the mood for. It can be intimidating at first, but let me show you just how easy it is to make!

Recipe : How to make Fruit Leather from kleinworthco.com

Fruit Leather Recipe 

Plum Fruit Leather
  • 4 pounds plums
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Washing your plums & cut in half & remove the pits.
  3. Place on a large baking sheet - insides up.
  4. Roast plums for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove & carefully transfer them to the food processor.
  6. Allow your oven to cool to about 170-200 degrees.
  7. Process until smooth.
  8. Then transfer to a large bowl & add your sugar.
  9. Mix well so that all the sugar dissolves.
  10. Pour onto another baking sheet lined with parchment - make sure your parchment is larger than your sheet. You want all of the liquid to be contained in the parchment.
  11. Once your oven has cooled to the right temperature - place your baking sheet back in & bake for 6-8 hours.
  12. You know it's done when it's no longer sticky & has a smooth surface.
  13. Store in an airtight container.

…Some extra notes! 

I made the mistake of turning off my convection after the roasting & didn’t realize it until most of the drying process was done. If you have a convection oven – definitely use it & expect your fruit leather to be ready earlier. Keep an eye on it for timing. It will depend on your oven & the thickness of your liquid based on the size baking sheet/sheets you use. I was able to fit mine all on one 3/4 sheet.

Recipe : How to make Fruit Leather from kleinworthco.com

Mine dried around the edges first & sort of pulled the parchment in as it shrank up a bit. That’s okay if it does that. If it’s too dry on the edges when the center is finally done- just trim those parts off when cutting into your strips.

Be sure to store in an airtight container.

Recipe : How to make Fruit Leather from kleinworthco.com 

My kids absolutely LOVE these & are already begging me to make more. I know we have a visit to the farmer down the road that always brings a bounty of fruit. So I’m sure I will be making more soon.

I hope you try this recipe! Thanks for visiting with me today!

See you next month!

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Make sure to stop by Kleinworth & Co. for many more delicious recipes!

Gina at kleinworthco.com

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