Recently, I decided to try a recipe I had seen in Relish Magazine for homemade fruit leather. It sounded like something that would be incredibly difficult to make but it was actually incredibly easy! The DreadBrewer and I think it’s delicious, although Cris’ kids say that it needs to be sweeter. We haven’t really given any to the Littlest Brewster as it’s a little chewy for her, but I’m pretty sure she’d like it.
Homemade Fruit Leather
-3 cups of fruit (I used 2 cups of blueberries and 1 cup of raspberries.) ((I get the feeling that berries would work better than, say, apples or bananas. Something to do with them being wetter and easier to puree. Kiwis might work. Oh, that sounds good. I’m going to make strawberry-kiwi leather next!))
-1/4 cup of honey
-1 1/2 tsp or so of lime juice
1) Puree all the ingredients in a blender. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
2) Bake at 170° for 6 hours.
3) Roll up and cut into strips.
That’s it! Could it be any easier?!?
I recommend leaving it on the parchment paper until you’re going to eat it, as it seems that it could turn into one big lump if it gets warm without the paper.
Also, the original recipe called for adding some mint leaves, which I didn’t do but sounds like it would be delicious.
You should give it a try! Impress all your friends! 🙂