The first thing that Kaitlyn and I made out of our new books was the fruit leather. Here is what we did:
I used around 10 Strawberries and 4 Bananas. I didn't measure, really, I just filled up a 4 cup measuring cup until it was full. Both the Strawberries and Bananas were organic and cost me around $4.00 total.
Preheat Oven @ 350
Beat your mixture of fruit with a mixer until smooth and thick.
Transfer the mixture to a pan on the stove and cook on a low/medium. Add a splash of lemon or lime juice.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes @ 300 degrees. Remove from oven when the mixture has solidified and turned slightly brown. It should not jiggle or feel overly mushy. I found I had to bake mine for more like 30-40 minutes.
(this was not quite cooked - I ended up putting it back in for a good 15 minutes after this)
Remove from the oven and let cool. Place wax paper over the top of it and let it sit all night to dry out. Peel off pieces and enjoy!