Texture and flavor vary greatly among apple varieties, so we decided to use applesauce as a shortcut in this DIY fruit leather recipe. It delivers more consistent flavor and cuts out having to cook and purée the apples yourself. To get the fun, shockingly pink color, no fake dyes are necessary—we just added raspberries, which also give the fruit leather a nice tartness.
Special equipment: You will need a nonstick silicone baking mat.
Game plan: The fruit leather has a 6- to 7-hour baking time, so plan accordingly.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Fruit Leather project.