Simple and delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather made easily with just three simple ingredients – perfect for a healthy snack!
Fruit leather, strawberries and rhubarb – what’s not to love?
It’s nearly impossible to bring rhubarb into the house and not be transported back to my childhood years growing up in Minnesota.
Our multi-acre Minnesota property grew rhubarb on the west property line. It grew incredibly fast once the spring rolled around, and continued all summer. Back then I just thought it was a weedy plant. Little did I know how amazing it is for baking and cooking.
My mom would send us out to pick rhubarb and she would then turn it into breads, muffins and jam that we could eat all summer long. It sure was delicious. Though rhubarb doesn’t grow too easily in Arizona, we can still get our hands on it at the right market.
Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather
One of our favorite ways to use rhubarb is to make this delicious rhubarb simple syrup. But this Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather takes a close second. The kids love it, I feel good about giving it to them and it requires just 3 simple ingredients.
Chop up your rhubarb into small pieces and add to a shallow skillet. Top with water just enough to cover and simmer on low-medium for 10 minutes.
Drain the rhubarb – keep the liquid that drains because you can use it for rhubarb simple syrup later on. Strain the rhubarb by tying it up in a cheesecloth and squishing all the water out.
The strained rhubarb should be a soft, somewhat ugly ball. Add the softened rhubarb to the blender with the strawberries and honey.
Blend until the mixture is nice and thick. Prepare your food dehydrator by trimming parchment to fit. (Depending on your dehydrator you may have to cut a hole in the center of the parchment).
Spoon your mixture evenly on the parchment.
Place the trays in the dehydrator. Dehydrate for 4-5 hours at 130 degrees F. Towards the 4-hour mark, to determine if you need more time.
Once done, it should peel off the parchment and be able to bend/roll. If you dehydrate too long, you’ll have chips instead of fruit leather. I just ripped each sheet of fruit leather into 4-5 pieces.
You can keep the fruit leather in a gallon-size Ziploc bag as is. Or you can roll up and tie with twine if you prefer that route too.
For us, fruit leather doesn’t usually keep too long because the kids devour it faster than I can make it. If you can, I suggest making a double batch – it’s great to take on road trips for a little extra energy.
Have you ever made fruit leather?
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Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather
- 3 C rhubarb chopped
- 2 C strawberries
- 2 Tbsp honey
- Chop up your rhubarb into small pieces and add to a shallow skillet. Top with water just enough to cover and simmer on low-medium for 10 minutes.
- Drain the rhubarb. Strain the rhubarb by tying it up in a cheesecloth and pressing all the liquid out.
- Add the softened rhubarb to the blender. To the blender, add the strawberries and honey. Blend until a thick puree.
- Prepare your food dehydrator by trimming parchment to fit. Spoon your mixture evenly on the parchment.
- Place the trays in the dehydrator. Dehydrate for 4-5 hours at 130 degrees F. Towards the 4-hour mark, check to determine if you need more time.
- Once done, it should peel off the parchment and be able to bend/roll. If you dehydrate too long, you'll have chips instead of fruit leather. Rip each sheet into 4 smaller pieces.
- Store in a gallon-size Ziploc bag.
Looking for more ways to use your rhubarb? Give this a try!