Yield: 2 Sheets
1 lb sliced ripe strawberries, peaches, apricots or plums
1/2 c sugar
2 tb lemon juice
In a saucepan, cook the fruit, sugar and lemon over moderate heat,
stirring all the while, until it boils. Remove fruit with a slotted
spoon, transferring the pieces to a blender or food processor.
Puree fruit pieces until smooth, then return to saucepan. Let cool
to room temperature.
Line two large baking sheets with a single layer of wide plastic
wrap, allowing wrap to come up sides of pan, just to the top of
the pan rim. Pour puree over wrap, spreading it evenly. Leave pans
in oven set on lowest temperature (150 degrees F. or less), with
oven door left slightly open. The leather should be ready after
5 hours. Check to see if it can be easily peeled from the plastic
Store leather (still attached to plastic wrap), rolled up in airtight
Makes 2 sheets, each about 8 inches square.