Arctic® fruit leather: Perfecting the purée

When people hear “nonbrowning apples” they think of, well, apples of course! However, the value of Arctic® apples’ nonbrowning trait extends far beyond whole, or even sliced apples – and one great example is Arctic® apple fruit leather.

Even lovers of fruit leather will likely agree that they’re often not the most appealing color. Most are brownish hues that don’t exactly scream “eat me!” and others may rely on artificial food colorings that attempt to mimic the fruits that are in them.Arctic apple fruit leather

Since Arctic® apples don’t brown, though, Arctic® apple leather retains its original color. The photo here demonstrates that not only will Arctic® apple leather refrain from turning a less appealing brown color (pictured: top), but when mixed with other fruit, their vibrancy will also be witnessed. Just take a look at the apple/raspberry leather (pictured: bottom), which looks just as red as the raspberries that are in it!

We know it’ll still be a while before you’ll get to try this recipe for yourselves, but the leather pictured was done right at home and anyone with a dehydrator and an Arctic® apple or two can do it themselves when the time comes. We simply puréed a couple Arctic® Granny apples, mixed one batch with two cups of frozen raspberries and left the other as is. We then poured the purée onto dehydration trays, dehydrated for about 10 hours, and voilà!

Just try telling us you’d rather have dark brown leather over an Arctic® version that actually looks like the fruit that’s in it – no preservatives or artificial colors required!

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About Joel Brooks

Growing up in the Okanagan Valley, Joel had the opportunity to experience apple growing first hand, a background that helped lead him to his role as Product & Special Projects Manager. Joel feels privileged to work with such great people towards a goal that’s so easy to get behind – helping people to eat more apples!