I’ve been on a dehydrating kick lately. When we had an overflow of peaches so I made fruit leather with them, as well as dehydrating slices (so good, by the way). The fruit leather was a hit with the kids, but I ran out of peaches, and wanted to use what I already had on hand.
In addition to using what we already had, I wanted it to be easy. Doesn’t get much easier than using already-pureed food. We purchase our applesauce in 4-packs from Costco. I’m a big fan of cost breakdown, and based on the current price of the TreeTop Applesauce, these fruit leathers come out to about $0.15/piece.
The best part is that you can flavor these with anything you want, or just leave them completely plain. Dehydrating brings out the apple flavor so it’s not bland, and it concentrates the sweetness so there is no need for extra sweeteners, just pure fruit.
Plus, they look adorable all stacked up in little rolls, just waiting for their place in a lunchbox.