I decided to try two types. The first one was apple using my homemade apple sauce. I only had to open the canning jars for that one. We have an abundance of gifted peaches in the freezer so I took a pack of those out to thaw. Once they thawed I drained off a bit of the excess liquid and dumped the remainder into a blender.
I blended it until it was a smooth puree.
Next it was out to the dehydrator where I lined a couple of trays with the disposable sheets.
I poured the peach puree on one and the applesauce on a second. These went into the dehydrator at 135 degrees for about 3 1/2 hours. I should not have spread it out as thin as I did. In the bottom tray, you can see the paper through the applesauce. It was a learning experience.
This is after drying. I just rolled up paper and all before cutting it into strips. I think if I had left it a bit thicker the finished product would have been chewier. It was still delicious. I will definitely do this again. The ingredient list is super short. The peach leather has peaches with a bit of lemon juice, and the apple leather has apple. The store bought fruit strips have many more. This is a healthy alternative when I am craving something sweet.