I love this time of year! Everywhere you turn there is fresh fruit. You can make fruit cobbler, fruit pies, fruit smoothies, fruit compote, fruit jam, but here is a recipe that most people either haven't tried, or haven't ever done it. This was my Grandmother's recipe. Don't hold it against her that she misspelled pureed! Mable (like table) made me FRUIT LEATHER ever year. It was a real treat. No more buying fruit rollups. Do it yourself!
I have a bag full of plums, and will make some this week. There is a tree down the street from me that is weeping apricots. I think I will ask the owners if I can have some, and then will make them some fruit leather in appreciation.
Here is a photo of my Grandmother, taken about 1991. And her dog, Melody. And her gnome. And her plastic dog that I named Barney. And a little stuffed Snoopy. And I would imagine that it is Valentine's Day, although, there is still a poinsettia behind her.
I miss her so much it hurts.