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ECpizza
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04/21/2014 11:18PM  
Not just looking for good advice on making some in my dehydrator, but packaging methods. My last one ended up being inedible on the trail.
 
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OldFingers57
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04/22/2014 07:58AM  
I used to place mine between layers of waxed paper, then Ziploc baggie
 
wannabeoutthere
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04/22/2014 10:44AM  
I am trying to make fruit leather in a round dehydrator. Do people make it on parchment paper and then cut it and roll it up in the parchment paper? My first batch came out very brittle, does that mean I dehydrated too long?
 
04/22/2014 03:30PM  
Yes, you dried it too long.

My last batch I made and tore into strips, then placed layers of strips between sheets of parchment paper. You'll get some sticking because its naturally tacky, but should't get terribly stuck together.

Fruit leather in a vacuum sealed bag, however, turns into a brick. A delicious brick, but still a brick.
 
04/22/2014 05:18PM  
When I put mine on the round trays that I use, I find that it works best if I can flip / turn over and let the other side be up for the last hour or so. Makes better "leather" in my book.
 
OBX2Kayak
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04/22/2014 06:12PM  
quote KevinL: "When I put mine on the round trays that I use, I find that it works best if I can flip / turn over and let the other side be up for the last hour or so. Makes better "leather" in my book. "


+1 I flip mine over at least once. Getting the consistency just right can be very tricky.
 
Twins87
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04/23/2014 11:01AM  
quote OldFingers57: "I used to place mine between layers of waxed paper, then Ziploc baggie"


How long does it stay fresh this way? No need to vacuum seal? Do you put it in the freezer or refrigerator

Just wondering about any fruit leather I would make now to use for trips in July and August. Or should I wait and make it in June or July?
 
OldFingers57
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04/23/2014 11:25AM  
quote Twins87: "
quote OldFingers57: "I used to place mine between layers of waxed paper, then Ziploc baggie"



How long does it stay fresh this way? No need to vacuum seal? Do you put it in the freezer or refrigerator


Just wondering about any fruit leather I would make now to use for trips in July and August. Or should I wait and make it in June or July?"


Mine I just stored in the Frig. I never vac sealed it.
 
goaljohnbill
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04/23/2014 12:59PM  
quote mirth: "My last batch I made and tore into strips, then placed layers of strips between sheets of parchment paper. You'll get some sticking because its naturally tacky, but should't get terribly stuck together."


I was doing this and it would last as long as a couple of months (before it was eaten) but it was sticker by the end. The last batches I made I rolled it up whole on wax paper sheets, cut the roll in half and stuck both halves in a quart ziplock (perfect fit) then when I wanted some I would cut out a "strip" roll with scissors and put the roll back in the ziplock. It seems like it stuck together less, although that may have been a function of it being less humid (winter vs summer).
 
OldFingers57
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04/23/2014 02:34PM  
quote goaljohnbill: "
quote mirth: "My last batch I made and tore into strips, then placed layers of strips between sheets of parchment paper. You'll get some sticking because its naturally tacky, but should't get terribly stuck together."



I was doing this and it would last as long as a couple of months (before it was eaten) but it was sticker by the end. The last batches I made I rolled it up whole on wax paper sheets, cut the roll in half and stuck both halves in a quart ziplock (perfect fit) then when I wanted some I would cut out a "strip" roll with scissors and put the roll back in the ziplock. It seems like it stuck together less, although that may have been a function of it being less humid (winter vs summer)."


Yes, Summer humidity really makes them sitck.
 
04/23/2014 04:36PM  
I store my leather, when I have any on hand, in the freezer. Helps to keep humidity in check. In the house if its for eating now & in the deep freezer where the kids don't go looking if its for a trip.
 
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