Pumpkin Apple Spice Fruit Leathers

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Right now, I am operation Fall. It’s officially September, so I think it’s safe to start celebrating. Right?

I just finished watching the first college football game of the year and I’m eagerly waiting for more. Go Hawkeyes! I’m contemplating on a trip home this year for an Iowa Hawkeyes football game. It’s been way too long since I’ve been home, almost over three years. Iowa is beautiful in the fall, it’s one of the things I miss most. The trees are red and bright orange, the air smells like fresh bonfire, and there’s nothing like roasting sweet corn over a late night fire. And don’t get me started on the juicy fried breaded tenderloin! You know, those tenderloins that are 10x bigger than the bun!IMG_4472

While I was on a walk yesterday, I noticed one little tree that stood out from the rest. It was yellow and orange…was that a sign Fall is getting near?IMG_4471

 

IMG_4475This tree will be beautiful late autumn.IMG_4478

I lit the pumpkin candle, made dinner and whipped up some delicious pumpkin apple spice fruit leathers!IMG_4499

For dinner, I made breakfast. I do this a lot because its quick to whip up and my favorite meal of the day. I made fluffy scrambled eggs (2 eggs, garlic, salt, pepper) crispy potato hash (hash browns, shredded cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil) whole grain waffle with syrup and turkey bacon.IMG_4503
After dinner, it was time to make some pumpkin fruit leather! IMG_4505

Ingredients:

1 can 15 oz pumpkin purée
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup pure pecan maple syrup (you can use regular syrup)IMG_4511

Mix all ingredients together.IMG_4512

Heat oven to 200 degreesIMG_4518

Spread the mixture onto parchment paper. You don’t want it to be too thin, but not too thick either! Make sure you can’t see the wax paper underneath.IMG_4521

Cook it in the oven for 3 to 4 hours.

I started cooking mine at 7 pm and then let it cool overnight after taking them out of the oven.IMG_4526

I was a little nervous when I took it out because it was sort of gummy, but it “leathered” up overnight.IMG_4529

I cut them into strips and rolled them up.IMG_4530

I was really happy with how delicious these were.IMG_4535

They were sweet, spicy, and had the right amount of pumpkin. These make a great to-go snack and would be cute set out for Thanksgiving or a Halloween party.IMG_4538

Next time I make these, I’m going to add mango! Sounds weird, but pumpkin and mango is an awesome combo!IMG_4541I’m excited to make another Fall recipe! <3

 

Comments

  • Amilie

    Very nice blog!

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  • Jill

    Did you leave the oven door open for these? I made fruit leather last summer and that’s what the directions required, but wondering if it’s really necessary?
    I made berry but pumpkin apple spice sounds heavenly!

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  • Marissa Dame

    Those sound really yummy! I have been wanting to try making my own fruit leather… This just might be the recipe that spurs me to finally do it 😉

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  • Selene

    It’s pumpkin season already! Need to try these

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  • Jess

    Thank you for posting this recipe! I have been keeping an eye out as I tried and failed to make some apple leather last week. Mine got stuck to the parchment paper, did you have this issue? Here in the UK they have started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes again so it is officially Autumn, yay!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Of course! These ones peeled right off of the parchment paper! When I tried to peel them before they were cooled, they stuck! Make sure theyre completely dried 🙂

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  • Melanie

    These look delicious! I made apple crisp last night and my whole house smelled like Fall… Baking during this time of year is my favorite! I’m excited for your other Fall recipes!!

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  • Emily Weir

    I’m so excited to try these! I’m just like you and start pulling out my pumpkin recipes and pumpkin candles and soaps as soon as it hits September. Too bad the weather doesn’t match the season yet 😉

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  • kelly

    I bet those make your house smell really good! Especially because they sit in your oven for so long! I kind of want to make them just for that reason! Lol

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  • Bethany

    Oh my goodnes these look so good!! Thanks for the recipe, I am definitely going to try these out!

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