Tomato Leather



  1. Wash, core ripe tomatoes and cut into quarters.
  2. Cook over low heat in a covered saucepan, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Purée or force through a sieve or colander and pour into electric fry pan or shallow pan. Add salt to taste and cook over low heat until thickened.
  4. Spread on a cookie sheet or tray lined with plastic wrap.
  5. Dry at 140 degrees F.
  6. Tomato puree may take six to 24 hours to dry. See dryness test below.
  7. Remove from tray and cool briefly. Place leather on clean plastic wrap and roll up, so plastic separates layers of leather.

Dry time: 6 to 24 hours

Test for dryness: Leather is done when it has a leathery appearance and is pliable enough to roll up in a jelly-roll fashion. Test by separating leather from plastic wrap. If it separates easily it is done.


So Easy to Preserve, 6th ed. 2014