In one of my dehydrating classes I had someone ask if I’d ever tried making fruit leather with yogurt, which I’ll admit I had heard of but never tried. So when son tried a bite of his yogurt and decided he didn’t want the rest, I figured it was as good a time as any to give yogurt leather a shot.
I prepped the dehydrator trays with saran wrap the same as for fruit leather. Extend the wrap over the edges of the tray and kind of tuck it underneath. If you only put one strip down the middle of the tray it leaves the sides clear of plastic wrap so they slide in the grooves easily. Press and seal style wrap works well also if you don’t have fruit leather sheets for your dehydrator.
Then I poured the yogurt on in little circles for something a little different. This was store brand fruit-at-the-bottom type yogurt–mixed berry I think.
Normally fruits dry at 135, but I had carrots and celery in the dehydrator at the same time, so this dried at 125. After 6-8 hours, it was dry enough. I can’t remember how long I dried it, but it probably could have used a bit more–they were really sticky. However, once the kids saw that they were peeling off the plastic wrap, they didn’t last long enough to think much about drying them more.
They were pretty tasty, and sweet. The kids loved them–even the one who didn’t want to eat the yogurt earlier. Maybe a plain vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt mixed with a bit of jam or lemon yogurt would be a little less sweet. We’ll probably be making these again, in fact, when youngest daughter who is home “sick” saw the pictures this morning, she said, “ooooh, can we make that again? I’ll eat it all!” Who knew dehydrated yogurt would be so tasty!