Recipe: Homemade Blueberry Fruit Leathers

I love to bake and cook, especially because I love knowing EXACTLY what is going into the food I’m feeding my family. My daughter recently fell in love with fruit leather, which at the natural market is quite expensive in my opinion. So I decided to find a recipe and try it out myself.

I started with this recipe for Blueberry Fruit Leather.

Ingredients:

1 Pint Fresh Blueberries
3 Tbls. Water
1/4 C. Honey
1 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
2 Tsp. Lemon Juice

Heat the blueberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium high heat, until it comes to a low boil.


Remove saucepan from heat and add the honey, applesauce and lemon juice.
Puree the mixture with a hand/immersion or regular blender until smooth.

*This is where I changed the recipe*

Prepare a 10x15x1 Cookie sheet by lining it with Parchment Paper
Pour the mixture onto the sheet and smooth evenly well.


Place in the oven on the dehydrate setting for 10-12 hours.
The strips will have some sticky spots, but will be firm, not flimsy.


Cut with a knife or scissors into individual servings. Wrap pieces in wax paper and store in an airtight container.

After having made these I can say that my daughter loved them, but I do not think I will make them again in my oven. It took so long that I believe the cost of the oven running for 10-12 hours is more than the price for them at the natural market.

The original recipe stated to use a dehydrator, but I did not have one, so I used the dehydrator option on my oven. The time listed for the dehydrator version of this recipe is 8-10 hours vs. the 10-12 hours I found needed in my oven.

I hope you enjoy them! Once I get a dehydrator I might try again and see what I think!

Today’s guest post is from Misty @ Simply Helping Him.  Be sure to check out her blog where Misty shares her adventures in life, her family and being a crunchy Help Meet.

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