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Kid Friendly, Fall, Dessert |45 calories per serving|190 minute recipe

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

This content was last updated on January 10, 2020

Fresh autumn apples, warm cinnamon spice and the natural sweetness of Medjool dates are all it takes to make these simple, natural fruit snacks. Snacking is a great way to add a variety of healthy plant foods to your diet, throughout the day. These fruit leathers are rich in fiber and contain quercetin, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory properties.


  • 5 medium apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large date, pitted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Makes 12 servings (3 oz). Per serving: 45 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 12 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium, 9 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Place chopped apples in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add pitted date and cinnamon and mash. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  3. Place mixture in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and spread with a spatula into a thin layer.
  5. Bake at 175-200° (as low as your oven will go) for 2-3 hours or until it's tacky but doesn't stick to your finger.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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Good On-The-Go Snack

April 20, 2021

This Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather recipe is a great option for a healthy snack on the go. You can also add them to kids’ lunch boxes for a fun treat.

Abby Singh