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Blueberry Fruit Leather

No recipe image available.Making fruit leather is easy and makes a great anytime snack and a special treat to tuck into your child's lunch.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place blueberries and strawberries in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove skin and seeds. Stir in honey and almond extract.
  2. Place mixture in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over very low heat, stirring frequently, for 1 hour until thickened.
  3. Preheat oven to 150°F (65°C).
  4. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Pour thickened mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread to form and 8 x 12-inch rectangle.
  6. Bake with oven door slightly ajar* for 5 1/2 to 6 hours until the fruit sheet is dry enough not to stick to your fingers but moist enough to roll. Remove
  7. from oven and cool.
  8. Store fruit leather in an airtight container or rolled in plastic wrap.

Makes 6 (3 x 4-inch) squares.

*Placing an ovenproof potholder in the oven door to keep it ajar will help dry the fruit leather by allowing moisture to escape.