How to Make Pineapple Coconut Leather
Pineapple Coconut Leather
Pineapple coconut leather is one of the easiest and yummiest treats to dehydrate. I have always loved the flavor of the pineapple. I’ve been told recently that my grandmother loved pineapples. It was apparently her favorite. My dad would walk into town to get her one when they had extra money. It’s always special to know I share a small connection to someone I was related too. You can make this recipe with fresh, frozen or canned pineapple. I will be using canned for this recipe.
I use unsweetened coconut flakes in this recipe. You can use sweetened coconut flakes. It will make the leather a little sweeter. I also dehydrated my coconut flakes before I used them in this recipe. The dried coconut soaks up some of the pineapple liquid during the second dehydration.
1 can pineapple crushed, slices or rings
1 package of unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds.
Coconut Oil or spray
Let’s Get Started
Use parchment paper to line tray. Remember to cut the center hole for the air flow. Scoop pineapple puree onto the leather tray. Spread out evenly. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top. The flakes will start to sink into the puree. Place leather tray on dehydrator tray.
Dehydrate 130 degrees for 8-12 hours. Flip after 5 hours.
My dehydrator is a NESCO FD-60 Snack Master Express Food Dehydrator. The leather is done drying when the sticky spots are gone. Either roll while warm or allow to cool and break into chunks. After I break the leather into chunks, I use a vacuum sealer to store my leather in a mason jar. I can store them in the mason jar for long-term. I use a Seal a Meal vacuum sealer with the Food Saver vacuum lid regular and wide mouth accessory.
How to dehydrate a pineapple coconut leather
- 1 Can Pineapple crushed or rings Can use fresh, frozen or canned pineapple.
- 1/4 Bag Coconut Flakes - Unsweetened
Open can of pineapple. Drain excess liquid.
Pour pineapple into a food processor bowl. Use the standard chopping blade.
Grease dehydrator leather tray with either coconut oil or spray. Can also use parchment paper if you do not have coconut oil.
Spread the pineapple onto the leather tray.
Sprinkle coconut flakes all over the top of the pineapple puree. The coconut will sink into the pineapple. This helps it stick to the leather.
Dehydrate for 8-12 hours at 130 degrees. Flip the leather over halfway through the drying time.
The leather is dry when the sticky spot has dried.
Break or roll (while warm) for storage.