Pumpkin Leather

I must admit that I never heard of pumpkin leather before today, even though selecting a pumpkin with family members has been and still is an annual tradition.  Sounds like an easy treat to make and one that is healthy too.  If you have any experience making it, let us know.  We would love your feedback!  I did check on the use of the plastic wrap because my initial reaction was to not put that in the oven but come to find out, it is an essential part in making the leather and being able to roll it once the cooking or warming process is complete.

Pumpkin Leather

2 cups fresh pumpkin

1/2 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon powered cloves

Cook or steam pumpkin until soft and the puree.  Blend pumpkin with honey and spices.  Line a tray or cookie sheet with plastic wrap.  Do not used waxed paper or aluminum foil.   Spread puree on liner, shaking pan on a countertop to level to uniform thickness.  Do not spread with a spatula or spoon.  Dry on “warm”  (140 degrees) with oven door open until leathery and just tacky to touch (6-8 hours).  Cool slightly.  Remove plastic wrap and cut into portion sizes.  While still warm, roll each piece up and wrap in plastic.  Store in an airtight container.  Leathers can be stored in refrigerator or freezer to extend shelf life.

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