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       Title: Quick Fruit Leathers
  Categories: Snacks
    Servings:  6
  
       3    Fresh peaches, nectarines,
            -pears
            OR
       6    Plums
   4 1/2 ts Sugar
            Plastic wrap for microwave
  
   Servings: 6 or 7 fruit leathers
   
   QUAN    MEAS    ING **
   
   *DIRECTIONS* In blender or food processor, blend fruit and sugar until
   smooth.  Pour fruit puree' into micorwave-safe bowl and cook on high 8 - 10
   minutes, or until puree' is reduced by about half. Lay a piece of microwave
   safe plastic wrap on a 10 inch microwave safe plate. Evenly spread 1/4 c.
   fruit mixture to a 6 1/2 diameter circle. Make sure edges are not too thin
   or they will scorch. Elevate plate on to of inverted (upside down)
   microwave safe saucer. Microwave at medium (50 %) power about 5 minutes or
   until leather is no longer sticky in center. If more cooking time is
   needed, cook at medium in 25 second increments, watching closely so that
   leather does not burn.
   
   Carefully place plastic wrap with fruit leather on wire rack to cool.  Let
   stand at room temperature overnight to dry.  Repeat with remaining fruit
   puree'.  Roll up leathers in plastic wrap.  Store at room temp up to a
   week.
   
   SUNSHINE METHOD:
   
   Follow directions above through cooking fruit puree' in microwave.  Let
   cool. On plastic wrapped trays or cookie sheets, spread fruit into 6 1/2
   circle or rectangle 1/4 thick. Cover Pans with cheesecloth. Place pans in
   direct sunlight for 12 - 24 hours until dry. Fruit leather is done when
   edges pull back from plastic and center is no longer sticky.
   
   Courtesy Of: Joann Pierce
  
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