Blueberry & Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Blueberry and raspberry fruit leather recipe

Because Lainey, my daughter, has such a sweet tooth, it can be a challenge to come up with healthy alternatives for her go-to favorite treats. That's where a little creativity comes in, like how I came up with my cinnamon applesauce muffins, and how I started making homemade blueberry & raspberry fruit leather.

Fruit leather is so easy to make. Using applesauce as the base, I usually add some berries to give it color, texture, and some complexity.

This polka dot fruit leather not only look cool, but Lainey thinks it tastes great. That's a huge compliment coming from her! And it's an easy way for me to sneak some more nutrition into her diet. Please don't tell her. :)

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT LEATHER RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup raspberries

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Directions:

Place blueberries in a small pot with a tablespoon of water. Simmer over low heat. Mash the blueberries with a fork to break the skins. Simmer until the pulp breaks down, and it is the consistency of a nice gravy. Strain to get the skins out, and cool.

Place raspberries in a small pot and simmer over low heat stirring occasionally. Cool, strain to get the seeds out, and cool.

Spread applesauce thinly (about 1/8 inch thick) on a silpat or parchment paper.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using a squeeze bottle, squirt dots of blueberry and raspberry into the applesauce.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 Bake at 170 degrees for 5-6 hours. You can tell when it is done when the applesauce starts to turn translucent.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 Peel, cut, and serve!

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 

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  • Printabelle

    Printabelle wrote:

    Love the polka dots, how fun! And thank you for the coupon, they look delicious!