So canning the peaches last week didn't use up our entire 25 lb box (surprise surprise when you only have twelve lids on hand!), and all of our fruit was getting pretty overripe. So I did some Googling and came across an idea that I'd already wanted to try out: making the fruit into fruit leather! (You know, like a homemade Fruit Roll Up.)
I used a fruit leather recipe from Simply Recipes (pinned here) and went to work:
The recipe recommends using microwave-safe plastic wrap, but in the comments she admits she just used the regular kind. I did, too, and for the leather that didn't fill up the pan, I got kind of a shrink wrap effect on the corners.
And ten to fourteen hours later, yum:
My favorite was the peach grape, even though the grape skins didn't puree as well. (Plus the blender spit hot peach grape puree on my hand, so I stopped messing with it sooner.) I really want to make pear fruit leather next—and I do have three pears in the fridge now...
What kind of fruit leather would you make?