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Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather Recipe


Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather Recipe

Fruit leather is a great way to use fruit that is on its way out, or for kids who have texture issues.  It is a great snack for kids with common allergies, because the only ingredient is fruit!  We have a few different recipes and techniques for fruit leather and roll-ups on the blog.  There are two basic ways to make it:  in the oven or in the dehydrator.  Both methods can work really well, if you follow a few rules.

Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather Recipe. This fruit leather recipe is different than most others- These are creamier and definitely a must try!

Tips for Successful Fruit Leather

1) Choose fruits with higher pectin content.  Pectin helps fruit leather remain pliable and not crunchy or crumbly.

High pectin fruits: apples, apricots, blueberries, cranberries, figs, grapes, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums.

Low pectin fruits: cherries, citrus fruits, melons, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries.

2) Be aware of sugar content in your fruit.  The higher the sugar content of your fruit, the longer it will take to dry.  If you add sweetener, then plan on it taking even longer.

3) Create the desirable consistency and thickness of fruit puree.  The best consistency that will dry in a reasonable amount of time and give you a pliable fruit leather is that of applesauce.  If your fruit puree is too thick, add a little water.  If it is too thin, add more fruit.

More tips:

You can refrigerate or freeze fruit leather for up to 1 year!

If your fruit leather is stuck to the tray, put it in the freezer just until frozen, then try peeling it off.

Always spread your leathers to at least 1/4 inch thick.

Yogurt Leather

Putting yogurt in your fruit leather adds protein, a creamy flavor and makes this a great quick energy snack!  It is super simple to make.  Blend 1 cup fruit with 1 cup plain Greek yogurt.  Pour onto your tray, and then put in your oven or dehydrator.  If you are drying in your oven, check out this post here.   If you are drying in a dehydrator, set to 160 degrees and dry for 3 -5 hours depending on how thick your puree is, and your specific dehydrator.

We tried 2 different flavors.

The first is just applesauce and yogurt.  Delicious.  The second flavor we tried is Raspberry, peach, applesauce and yogurt.  That was a winner!  You can do any variety of fruit you want, just make sure you do a 1:1 ratio of fruit to yogurt.  The secret to great fruit leather is making sure you have a fruit with high pectin content.  If you don’t have any – you can add applesauce to any fruit leather!  It is typically inexpensive, naturally sweet and makes your fruit leather amazing every time!

Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather Recipe. This fruit leather recipe is different than most others- These are creamier and definitely a must try!

Silicone Mat for Oven Dehydrating

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Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 20kcal



  • Blend fruit and yogurt together.  Pour onto prepared silicone mat.

To dehydrate in the oven

  • Place oven on 200 degrees an cook for 5-6 hours.

To dehydrate in a dehydrator

  • Turn to 160 degrees and cook for 3-5 hours depending on your specific dehydrator.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 37mg
Keyword : Fruity Yogurt Fruit Leather


Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Yes – it is possible to make these without the silicone mat, it just turns out so much better with it. Using parchment or nonstick tinfoil – the prodcut still sticks a lot more than it does the silicone mat. If you follow the link above you can purchase them for a really reasonable price. I use mine for all my baking!

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Hey, I made regular an with yogurt, but the one with yogurt cracked through the whole sheet (all the sheets that I did) I was wondering if you had any tips? It tasted amazing though!

DId you use Greek yogurt or just regular? It may be that it needs a lower temperature for a longer time because there is more liquid from the yogurt.

Thank you very much for this informative article. I just got a dehydrator and am in that learning phase where I’m trying all sorts of stuff. I’ve done peach, raspberry, strawberry, kiwi, and other leathers, and they all come out like, uh, leather. And it seems that the sweetness is gone rather than being concentrated as I expected. I’ll eat them rather than waste food (since there’s still nutritional value in it), but I won’t like it.

I’m hoping some of your tips can help me make a more pliable (yet fully dried) product. I understand that the stuff sold in stores is basically candy, but I really want something that’s less like jerky.

I will try to dehydrate below a temp of 130F, as it seems the beneficial bacteria are killed above that temp, and my goal is to keep those active cultures alive in addition to making a more fortified snack :).