Very Berry Fruit Leather

Easy homemade fruit leather, packed with four types of berries! A fun and healthy snack for the entire family.

Easy homemade berry fruit leather recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

I’ve pretty much had it with my local grocery store. When we moved here, we were excited that particular store was in town because we loved the ones of the same brand near where we were previously living. Little did we know this was the second worst in the area. Products constantly out of stock and typically the same things over and over. You’d think management would get a clue and stay on top of things, especially if they see there is demand for it. Nope.

And making matters worse… the produce. It’s a regular problem at this store that the produce won’t be as fresh as could possibly be. Sure, most things are shipped in from other locations, given that we’ve only begun our Spring here. But, that’s no excuse for subpar products, especially when other stores throughout the region are capable of keeping better stock and quality than them.

Case in point… strawberries. They’re often on their last days at this store, or worse… moldy. I got these beauties at Target of all places, but that is one of the furthest regular stores I shop at. Not worth a trip just for strawberries… or is it? It honestly just might be at this rate.

I dream of the day I have my own garden and don’t have to worry about local stores and their quantities or quality of products. Until then, I’m on the hunt for a new store, even if it means driving a little further. I’m planning on checking out my local BJ’s wholesale store in the coming days to see what their selection and prices are like. I’ve heard rumors they offer more organic produce at even better prices than regular stores. Is it true?

Easy homemade berry fruit leather recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

Growing up, I loved fruit leather. I still do. Clearly. But, I prefer homemade. It’s so easy to make and offers a world of flavor possibilities. Seriously, endless possibilities. And such simple ingredients, it’s really a no brainer.. you have to make your own fruit leather!

I’ve mostly stuck to single fruit varieties in the past, but wanted to shake things up this time and make a very berry variety. The more berries, the better! I packed this fruit leather full of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. The result… an amazingly flavorful homemade snack, perfect for the entire family! My 5 year old was obsessed and kept requesting more. Clearly I need to make fruit leather more regularly, since it was such a huge hit! I’m positive, it’ll be just as big of a hit at your house too!

Be sure to add this tasty homemade very berry fruit leather to your baking plans!

Easy homemade berry fruit leather recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

Very Berry Fruit Leather

Easy homemade fruit leather, packed with four types of berries! A fun and healthy snack for the entire family.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit


  • 2 C fresh strawberries hulled
  • 1 C fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 C fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 C fresh blackberries
  • 2 Tb lemon juice
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 170°F. 
  • Combine ingredients in a blender, process until smooth. If desired, strain liquid through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Discard solids. 
  • Prepare 2 or 3 12x18-inch jelly roll pans with silicone baking mats (*see notes). Divide mixture between prepared pans. Use an offset spatula to create a very thin, smooth layer. 
  • Bake for 4 hours, or until fruit leather is no longer sticky. Rotate pans between oven racks and turn 180°F every hour until done. 
  • Transfer fruit leather to a cutting board. Slice into desired sizes. Wrap in parchment paper or wax paper to store. 


Recipe yields roughly 2-3 pans.
*If using 3 pans, add 1 cup mixture to each pan, spreading thin and baking for roughly 4 hours. If using 2 pans, add 1 1/2 cup mixture to each pan, spreading as thin and evenly as possible, baking for 4-6 hours plus.
**Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your mixture and oven temperature.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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24 Responses to “Very Berry Fruit Leather”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 17, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Ugh! That un-frsh produce problem sounds terrible! Especially strawberries, because they are so darn tasty!
    But, these remind me how much I ADORE fruit leather, but I have never made my own. Totally need to try this recipe…pinned!

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

      I agree… the absolute worst and so frustrating. I need a place to get pretty berries all the time!

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    Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory — April 17, 2015 at 8:59 am

    YUM! I’ve never made homemade fruit leather, but these look amazing. And your pictures are gorgeous. I love all the colorful fruit. My kids would love these—as would I! Pinning!

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

      You absolutely need to make some! :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — April 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve been having the same problems (albeit in the UK) I buy strawberries and raspberries and 2 days later they are completely moldy. It is just not on. I must have chucked so many, what a waste of money too!!! But this fruit leather – OMG it looks so tasty! I love fruit leather, but I STILL haven’t made any, that has to change with this one!!

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

      It’s so frustrating! I’m glad I’m not alone, but I wish neither of us had to deal with this problem!

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    Kathie Beard — April 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Wonder if it would work with frozen fruit with no sugar? I have 3 grandchild I live with and would have to make leathers everyday to keep up with demand! How much does your recipe make? And, yes your pictures are great.

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:20 am

      The berries should be thawed prior to making this as they need to be pureed into a smooth liquid. You could try it without the sugar, but some fruit definitely needs a bit of sugar to offset the tartness. The recipe yield will vary depending on how many trays you use and how you slice the fruit leather. There is no set amount.

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    Lorr — April 18, 2015 at 1:34 am

    That fruit leather is absolutely gorgeous! ……and your photography so stunning. Not to mention, who knew it could be made so easily and deliciously at home? I’m just sitting here with my mouth open in amazement over the whole darn thing….

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Thanks so much! :)

  6. #
    Amanda — April 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Love this!!!

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Leslye Walker — April 18, 2015 at 10:31 am

    How long will the fruit leather keep and how to store

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Ours hasn’t stuck around long enough to test for longevity, as my kids enjoy it too much! I imagine it would keep well for several weeks minimum, but I’ve heard it can keep for much longer stored properly. Simply store, wrapped in wax paper or parchment, within an airtight container.

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    Shannon — April 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I make fruit leather in the summer, but I let the sun do the baking for me. This will be perfect in colder months whe my kids have eaten all of the summer crop. You can freeze it if its in a ziplock bag. It lasts about 6 months.

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      Rachel — April 20, 2015 at 7:37 am

      I’ve never heard of sun dried fruit leather. Sounds like a fun project!

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    Layla | Gimme Delicious — April 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    This would make a great healthy snack for the entire family! Can’t wait to try this for my daughters! :D

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      Rachel — April 20, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Enjoy!! :)

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    Carla — April 21, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Can I make fruit leather with any fruit i want? Is it possible to follow a recipie changing the fruit? It would be awsome to do that! You’re great!! :)

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      Rachel — April 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      The simple answer is yes and no. Not all fruit can be easily created into fruit leather. Some need more or less sugar, some are more liquid based and require a bit of cooking off, while others need additional liquid added to them for it to work well.

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    Courtney — February 18, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I am making this for my son, how do you store this & can I put this in the refrigerator or freezer & if so for how long?

    Thanks looks yummy!

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      Rachel — February 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      They’re best stored in an airtight container and will last easily a week or more. If necessary, you could freeze them for long term storage, but I wouldn’t recommend that for regular storage. Good luck and enjoy! :)

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    Andrea — July 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I appreciate you making time to help us Moms out here. I have made fruit leather in the dehydrator before, but your recipe was much quicker and honestly, much more tasty. I read where you can substitute ingredients and I was wondering if you, or any of your cooks, can tell me about substituting Splenda for the sugar? I am diabetic and would enjoy having this as one of my snacks. Any advice/opinions are welcomed. Thanks again for taking time, of which I am sure you are in short supply.

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      Rachel — July 17, 2016 at 8:15 am

      If you’re familiar with substituting Splenda in other recipes, it would be worth a shot here. I haven’t personally tried it though, so I can’t be sure how it will turn out. Enjoy!! :)

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