I love this raspberry fruit leather recipe because it is such a year-round, healthy snacking delight. It’s made with just three simple ingredients, making it naturally vegan or paleo (depending on the sweetener you choose) and free from top allergens. It can be packed into lunch boxes, zipped into baggies for hitting the trails, and the wonderful red hue even makes it a gift-able nutritious treat for sharing on most major holidays.
The recipe for this raspberry fruit leather comes together quickly and bakes slowly in the oven (no dehydrator required!) as you do your weekly chores. Plus, you can use fresh or frozen berries, in a pinch!
Frozen raspberries are available throughout the year, and contain just 80 calories per cup, with no added sugar or preservatives. They also have more fiber than any other berry (9 grams per cup) and one of the lowest natural sugar levels. Finally, the antioxidant goodness is locked in as raspberries are typically picked and immediately frozen when at the peak of ripeness.
This red raspberry fruit leather recipe with photos was shared with us by www.redrazz.org.
Special Diet Notes: Raspberry Fruit Leather
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally paleo.
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen red raspberries, thawed
- ⅓ cup sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 170ºF.
- Line two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Combine the raspberries, sweetener and lemon juice in your blender and puree until smooth. Pour the raspberry mixture on both pans and smooth into a thin layer, less than ⅛-inch thick.
- Bake for 3 hours or until the mixture is no longer wet, but still slightly tacky, rotating every hour and alternating levels.
- Cool the pans on wire racks to room temperature. Remove the fruit leather from the parchment paper or mat and place on a cutting board. Cut (or tear) into chip-size pieces. Store with fresh pieces of parchment paper between the fruit leather layers in an airtight container.
Can you cut in bits for baking or candies?
I’m going to say probably! I haven’t tried it myself, but if it works with other fruit leather, it should work with this 🙂
Just so your blog on face book. Never made fruit leather before. I’m in love with berries and would like to make the fruit leather. How long of a shelf life does homemade fruit leather have? Would like to make some to go up North in about a month. Thanks JB
Good question! I found this about homemade fruit leather -> “will keep up to 1 month at room temperature. For storage up to 1 year, place tightly wrapped rolls in the freezer.” from this site -> https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/dry/fruit_leathers.html
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I was wondering if you could use a mixture of berries for this. I have just a little bit of each kind that I froze from fresh. I have never made anything like this before. What would be the best mixture in your opinion…if I can. TY for your time, and hagd!
Yes! Any berries should work great! I think blueberries, blackberries and raspberries would make a great trio, but cherries and other fruit should be delicious, too.
TY Alisa! You have THE best website! I am so happy I found it. And VERY informative. I shared on FB. So it is on my wall for all to see. Good luck and Happy 2016!
Thank you Jacquie!
I love homemade fruit leather and it’s even better that I can make it in the oven! 😀
so quick and easy – I love Love LOVE homemade fruit leather! and raspberry is one of my all time favorites, I need to drag out my dehydrator soon!
No need to with this recipe! Just an oven required 🙂