Fruit leathers are made from dried fruit purees like apples, cherries, plums, peaches, pomegranates, etc. kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry is a good choice for making fruit leathers.
Kiwi fruit leather is a very delicious fruit leather. If you like sourness, you’ll definitely love this fruit leather.
You can make the fruit rolls more savory and sour by adding salt or make them sweet and sour by adding some sugar. In any case, you can match your fruit leather to your taste.
Kiwi is rich in vitamin C. It is said that it contains more vitamin C than oranges! The black seeds contain vitamin D, and the fruit has more potassium than bananas!
You can use kiwis by themselves or combine them with other fruits. For example, you could also use apples, peaches, oranges, etc. Using a combination of fruits gives the fruit leather a better color.
Making kiwi fruit leather is pretty simple and it is also easy to make at home.
Kiwi Fruit Leather Recipe (Persian Kiwi Lavashak)
- 1 kg Kiwi
- ½ tbsp Salt
- Peel the kiwis and cut them into small pieces.
- Cook them until soft. You don’t need to add water, if the kiwis are ripe, they let out water later.
- Add sugar or salt. Add some salt to the kiwis, if they’re too sour, add approximately one spoonful of sugar to make them sweet and sour.
- When the boiling water fully evaporates, use a masher or the back of a spoon to crush the baked kiwis. Blend the kiwis to fully soften them. You don’t need to strain them.
- Cook again on the stove to get rid of any extra water.
- Evenly spread the puree on a tray and let the contents dry under the sun or in an oven.
- The fruit leather should not be too thick because it can delay the drying process and cause mold.
- To maintain a radiant color, you can use some green food coloring. However, I did not use that in order to make healthy homemade fruit leathers.
- Don’t cover the fruit leather with plastic while it’s drying. It needs air or it will mold.
- You can add a specific amount of sugar to the kiwis while they’re baking to get a sweet and sour taste. For 1 kg of kiwi, 2 tablespoons of sugar suffice.
- If you prefer sour fruit leather, don’t add sugar.
- If the kiwis are sour and savory, and you like sour fruit rolls, add some salt.
How to dry kiwi fruit leather?
You can dry your kiwi fruit leather with any of the following methods:
- Cover the oven tray with parchment paper. Spread the kiwi puree evenly on the tray. Set the oven to the lowest heat (Like 110 C) and leave the oven door ajar. The fruit leather will be dried in 2-3 hours. The exact time depends on how watery the puree is.
- You can spread the puree on a plastic-covered tray. Leave the tray in the open air, under direct sunlight. This method takes around 1-2 days to work.
It is also possible to put it at room temperature, it is better if the Lavashak (Persian Fruit Leather) is not too thick.
- Put the tray in front of a fan.
- Use a food dehydrator machine.
- Turn a heater on and set it at its lowest heat. Leave a metal tray containing the spread puree on it.
What if my fruit roll is too dried and stuck to the parchment paper?
If you put your fruit leather in the oven and closed the door shut, it might get burned or too dry. It gets stuck to the parchment paper, hard to separate. To peel off the parchment paper in such cases, follow these steps:
- Spray the back of the fruit leather with water. (paper part)
- Let the paper soak like this for 20 seconds. Carefully peel off the parchment paper.
How to slice the fruit rolls?
After drying up, peel the parchment paper off the fruit leather. Use a scissor or knife to cut the fruit leather into desired shapes. You can cut them into bands and roll them.
Then, store the kiwi fruit rolls in a glass or plastic container, and close that cap. You can cut them into squares, keep them in plastic bags and tie the top of them to eliminate airflow.
Kiwi fruit leather is a delicious sour fruit leather that is very easy to make at home. Fruit rolls are some of the kids’ favorite snacks.
If you have leftover fruit in the fridge, you can make these delicious fruit rolls as a way to avoid spoilage. Pomegranate Leathers and Plum Leather are among the most sour and popular.
If you prefer sweet-and-sour fruit rolls, Check out my recipes for Apple Fruit Leather. If you’ve already tried them, tell me which one you liked better in the comments!