Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fruit Leather

It's time to start preserving!  The rhubarb is coming up and I still had some in the freezer from last year.  What to do with it?  I checked out a book recently about dehydrating food and there was a recipe for rhubarb lace (fruit leather) in it, so I thought I would give it a try.

The recipe called for pouring boiling water over the rhubarb to soften it but once the bag of fruit was defrosted, it was already pretty mushy.  I pureed it with some fresh strawberries, sugar, pinch of ginger and 3 tblsp of strawberry jello.  Pour on the leather tray and dry for several hours.  Here is the result.

Brought a taste into work for Sean to try since he claims he doesn't like rhubarb.  He ate it and I think I heard yum yum out of his mouth.

This is a winner and will try again in a couple of weeks with fresh rhubarb.


  1. OMG, this sounds amazing!

  2. This is a wonderful idea. One-day I'll get a dehydrator and have a go at making my own. Thank you for sharing.