Here is a quick and easy way to save some money.
This is peach leather I just finished up. First I washed, peeled, and diced the fruit into manageable pieces. I did sprinkle a bit of fruit fresh over the top because I was making a few other things at the same time.Next, puree it in a food processor or a blender. You will need two cups of fruit puree. Add 1 Tablespoon of bottled lemon juice, it is more acidic than fresh lemon and it helps the shelf life.
Add 3 Tablespoons of honey and mix well. Carefully pour two cups of the fruit mixture in your plastic tray. I have a dehydrator I picked up at a yard sale for six dollars. I think if you can get your oven to about 140 degrees you can dry your fruit on a cookie sheet, Or if you live where its really hot you can dry it outside or in your car. It took about 18 hours to get it the way I wanted. I did put a bit of olive oil on the tray to help it not stick. Cut up the fruit into 8 pieces and layer on wax paper or parchment paper to keep from sticking. Store in an airtight jar in a cool dry place. Ingredients:
2 cups fruit puree
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons honey