Dehydrator testing… Fruit leathers

Dehydrator testing… Fruit leathers

Hello πŸ™‚ Firstly can I say thank you to you all for reading Life Diet Health blog! I know I’ve said it before but I just wanted you all to know that you are all appreciated! and appreciated some more! πŸ™‚ For reading, for liking, for commenting, for suggestions and for following! πŸ™‚

I am not disappearing but I need to rearrange a few things over the next couple of months so I might not be posting as often! When I do post, you might find I just give you a photo and brief ingredients, or there again I might just go rambling on like I often do! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ Anyway, please keep liking and commenting πŸ™‚ and if I don’t reply to your comments for a few days or a few more than that, please forgive me… I will get around to it eventually! πŸ™‚Β I have lots of recipes waiting to be posted but it’s finding the time and the energy along with everything else which I have suddenlyΒ been asked to do!

For now… here’s an experiment we did in our new (cheap to see if we use it enough) dehydrator!

Fruit leathers.. literally blended fruits and a touch of spice (or not), 12-14 hours in the dehydrator on 40-50 degrees! We used apples and cinnamon for the first one and redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries and apple for the second. We are VERY happy with the results and have already made batch number two! πŸ™‚

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  • Guidance Fitness Personal Training LLC 5th May 2015 at 15:26

    Experimenting with healthy food is fun! I have a client that uses her leftover pulp from juicing to make crackers in her dehydrator. a few seasonings and you have chip substitutes.

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th May 2015 at 09:13

      Hello ☺ and thanks for visiting Life Diet Health! What a fab idea! I think that will be our next ‘experiment’ how exciting and thanks for the idea! πŸ™‚

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  • Kristine Ofstad 5th May 2015 at 19:59

    What a great idea! They look yummy. Wonder if I could do that in the oven on a low temperature?

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th May 2015 at 09:18

      Hi Kristine☺ and thanks for visiting Life Diet Health ☺ I’m certain fruit leathers can be made in the oven but you might have to play with the temperatures and timing! I wouldn’t suggest leaving the house or going to bed with the oven on (even on low) just to be on the safe side! Let me know how you get on if you decide to have a little play!

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  • charlottebryceson 5th May 2015 at 20:43

    These look awesome! I don’t have a dehydrator though, can they be done in the oven for less time?

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th May 2015 at 09:24

      Hello Charlotte (Ooo… The new Royal Princess is named after you!) πŸ˜› Thank you… They taste awesome too!☺ Yes, these can be made in the oven but you’d need to check on temperatures and timings. A dehydrator is great because it’s built for prolonged use (ours can run for 48 hours) and can therefore be left safely overnight. I’ll be testing out healthy tasty crackers and crisps soon! ☺

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      • charlottebryceson 6th May 2015 at 21:54

        I know, I’m enjoying having a name fit for a princess! I explore dehydrators, otherwise will look at timings because I’d love to try this!

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  • Sandy 7th May 2015 at 16:52

    I used a dehydrator long ago for tomatoes was easier than when I canned them, but when I tried fruit didn’t care for the way it came out. Still rounding through a-z, trying to keep the momentum going.

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 7th May 2015 at 22:57

      Hello Sandy and welcome to Life Diet Health πŸ™‚ Hopefully like me you’ve found a load of new blogs through the A-Z challenge πŸ™‚ Canning??? Ooo.. that’s different! I’ve already made a few batches of semi dried peppery tomatoes in the dehydrator yumyum! Chunky pineapple is good and my hubby loves his dehydrated melon… still lots of things to try! Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

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  • craving nature 7th May 2015 at 19:59

    What kind of dehydrator do you use? I am toying with getting one, but have limited kitchen space. Do you think it’s worth prime real estate?

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 7th May 2015 at 23:00

      Hello πŸ™‚ Thanks for the question πŸ™‚ We’ve been wanting to get a dehydrator for ages but as the one we wanted was quite expensive we’ve been putting it off! We decided last week to just buy a cheap one (rectangular) to see if we use it enough but it DOES take up a lot of space on the worktop especially having to find somewhere to put the spare trays (ours has 6). So far so good and there’s so many things you can make… waiting for my crackers to finish! πŸ™‚ Hope that’s helpful? πŸ™‚

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 9th May 2015 at 15:27

    Oh, these fruit leathers look amazing, so bright and colorful! Now, you can make some raw pancakes with them! πŸ™‚

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 9th May 2015 at 21:46

      Very good for packed lunches and an easy way to up fruit intake (especially for children). Ooo… raw pancakes πŸ™‚

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th May 2015 at 11:55

    I’ll be waiting for a recipe on those! πŸ˜‰

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 10th May 2015 at 20:36

      Best you buy your dehydrator then! πŸ˜› Which will come first… the dehydrator or the recipe! πŸ˜€ x

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  • Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear 27th May 2015 at 11:45

    Ooh you did it! They look tasty! Glad they worked out well for you. I will have to head back to my parents and put some more on as mine are looooong gone πŸ˜€

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 27th May 2015 at 15:34

      I did! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yes… I think next time we’ll do more trays! πŸ™‚

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