Margarita Fruit Roll-ups in your Weston Dehydrator

Do you like margaritas? Of course you do. How about fruit roll-ups? Duh. Good news friends: We made you some adult fruit roll-ups. Not that regular ones are for kids. I mean, if something tastes good, it's for me. And these are definitely, definitely for me [yes two definitely-s]
And they're definitely, definitely, definitely for you.

Makes about one 10" x 14" sheet

- Ingredients -
4 pears
½ cup water
1 lime
2 tablespoons tequila
¼ teaspoon margarita, kosher, or sea salt

- Tools -
Weston Apple Peeler
Weston Cone Strainer & Pestle Set
Weston Manual Kitchen Kit
Weston Freezer Paper
Weston Dehydrator

Use your Apple Peeler to peel, core and slice the pears.

Consider this a tip: the Weston Apple Peeler is totally capable of peeling, slicing & coring pears too. Yes: pears.

Place the pear slices into a pot with the ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer on low for 30-40 minutes, or until pears are soft enough to fall apart.

Strain the water from the pears with your Strainer, then place a bowl under the Strainer, and use the pestle to mash the pear through the holes of the Cone Strainer, into the bowl below.

Using a Cone Strainer (or chinois) may seem a little old school,
but it's actually still one of the best ways to get the job done. 

Use your Kitchen Kit to zest the lime with the grater attachment, then slice it in half and juice it with the juicer attachment.

We don't mind bragging that our Kitchen Kit is ridiculous. It does like a million things, doesn't take up much space, and goes in the dishwasher when it's done. There's nothing sales-y about that.  It's just truth.

Mix the pear puree, lime zest, juice, tequila, and salt together. Line a tray of your Dehydrator with a sheet of Freezer Paper, waxed side up. Pour the margarita mixture onto the center of the paper (you should be pouring it onto the waxed side). Use a spatula to spread it evenly, to the edges.

One of the best ideas we've ever come up with: Line dehydrator trays with freezer paper if you're dehydrating a liquid. A few quick folds ensured the puree wasn't dripping from the edges. Plus, for fruit roll-ups, you can leave it right on the paper and easily peel the sticky fruit leather from the waxed paper. Genius, we know.

Slide the tray into the Dehydrator and dehydrate 3-5 hours at 140°F.

Once the puree is no longer gooey, but still flexible (don't dry it out too much), remove the paper from the Dehydrator. You can use scissors to cut the fruit roll-ups into strips, and leave the Freezer Paper attached, if you like.

Margarita Fruit Roll-ups, with their maker, the Weston 6 Tray Dehydrator in the distance.

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