In this surprise we want to show you another kitchen trick you might have not tried before or you did and forgot about it. You really need to know about this one because it is so darn simple and so beautiful! Fruit leather in most cases is nothing else than pureed fruit, plums in our case, and dried for a long time in the oven. And although we love this simple trick to serve fruit in another form, what we are really crazy about are the multiple ways of applying this leather.
Think about the cheese platter where you can replace the figs and grapes through a leather. Or serving a salad with leather pieces or even placing a piece of Schnitzel on it (ok this is the German speaking in us). Of course there a million ways of using them in desserts, like placing vanilla ice-cream on a plate of strawberry leather, or replacing the berries on a chocolate cake.
We have one one concern when it comes to pineapple leather on a ham pizza but that might just be us? ;)
In any case, give it a try. Here is a recipe.
a bag of plums
Preheat oven to 180° C.
Wash, cut in half and pit the plums. Lay halved plums out on baking sheet with cut side up and place in the oven for 20 min. Check every 5 minutes to avoid burning the plums.
After 20 minutes, remove plums from the oven and let them cool. Using the blade attachment in the food processor, blend plums until smooth and pour finished mixture into a large bowl.
Lay out a tray with baking paper making sure to also cover the edges of the tray. Pour the purée in to about an 3mm to 6mm thickness.
Heat the oven to low 60° C. Place the baking sheets with purée in the oven as much in the center as possible. The fruit leather is ready when it is no longer sticky and has a smooth surface. Let dry in the oven for as long as it takes for the purée to dry out and form fruit leather, about 6-8 hours, more or less depending on the thickness of your fruit leather.
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