Blueberry Fruit Leather
|Title:||Blueberry Fruit Leather|
4 cups fresh Great Lakes Blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon almond extract
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.
Place mixture in a large skillet (10-inch is best). While stirring frequently, cook over very low heat for 1 hour until thickened.
Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper (paper is best but foil can be substituted). Preheat oven to 150 degrees F.
Pour thickened mixture onto parchment paper and spread to form and 8 x 12-inch rectangle. Bake* 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 from oven and cool. Once cook, leather should be stored in an airtight container or rolled in plastic wrap to keep.
* (Placing a potholder in the oven door to keep it ajar will help dry the leather by allowing moisture to escape.)
Makes 6 (3 x 4-inch) squares.
Calories per serving: 112 Fat (g): less than 1 gram Protein (g): 3 Carbohydrate (g): 28