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Blueberry & Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Blueberry and raspberry fruit leather recipe

Applesauce is a snack staple at our house. If left to her own devices, my daughter would live on a diet of cookies, cakes, and candy. She told me so herself just yesterday. It's a running debate at our house as to why we need to eat healthy food, when unhealthy food tastes so much better.

As you can probably guess, getting fruits and vegetables into Lainey can be a challenge. That's why applesauce is such a lifesaver. Lainey loves how sweet it is; I love how good for her it is. I pack an applesauce pouch in her lunch at least twice a week.

Mott's® sent us some new varieties of their Snack & Go pouches -- granny smith, mixed berry, and mango peach -- and Lainey was very excited to try them and discuss them (see serious face below).

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The Mott's® mixed berry was definitely her favorite. She said it still tastes "apple-y" but had more good sourness to it!

Because Lainey 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 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

If you'd like to try these new Mott's Snack & Go pouches yourself, I will definitely be buying these for Lainey's lunches and car ride snacks, here's a buy one get one free coupon.

Mott’s® Snack & Go is the nutritious applesauce kids love in a squeezable pouch they can take with them wherever they go. Mott’s is also the only applesauce brand with Box Tops for Education®, helping to support kids’ schools.  Click here to download a buy one get one free Mott’s® Snack & Go coupon.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mott’s® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s®.

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  • Printabelle

    Printabelle wrote:

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

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