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                               PEACH LEATHER
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   10       lg           Fully ripe peaches
    1       c            Sugar
 
   Peel and slice peaches to measure 10 cups. Put peaches
   in large saucepan. Add sugar and bring mixture to
   boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Working in
   batches, pour mixture into blender or food processor
   and puree. Cool to lukewarm. Meanwhile, prepare
   smooth, level drying surface in full sunlight. Cover
   baking sheets, jelly-roll pans or other flat surfaces
   with plastic wrap. Pour peach puree onto prepared
   surface, spread to 18-inch thickness and let dry in
   sunlight. Cover with screen to avoid insects. Drying
   may take 20 to 24 hours. Bring puree inside at end of
   day and finish drying second day. Or set sheets of
   fruit in baking pans in oven at 150F and leave door
   open. Fruit is dry when puree can be peeled off
   plastic easily. For storing, roll up leather with
   plastic wrap. Wrap in more plastic wrap and seal
   tightly. Leather will keep at room temperature about 1
   month, in refrigerator about 4 months or 1 year in
   freezer. Tear or cut into strips to eat.
   
   Note: Other fresh fruits in season, such as
   strawberries, plums, apricots and pears, may be
   substituted for the peaches. Compatible combinations
   of fruits also may substituted for a single fruit.
   Makes about 3 (15- x 10-in) sheets
  
 
 
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