Mixed Berry and Mint Homemade Fruit Leather

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These dried fruit strips are a great summer snack to make with kids, or to indulge in with friends and coworkers. See for yourself!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups berries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 whole lime
  • Parchment paper
  • We used fresh strawberries and blueberries for this recipe! If you choose to use frozen fruit, allow it to thaw to room temperature prior to processing.

Directions

Preheat oven to 170ºF.

Wash berries and remove stems from mint leaves. Finely zest the peel and then juice the lime. You should have about 2 tablespoons of lime juice.

Put berries, mint leaves, lime juice, and zest into a food processor or blender. Blend until mixture is a smooth purée (about 30 seconds). Note: purée will contain seeds, especially depending on the berries you use. If larger fruit seeds are unwanted, take time to strain your purée before continuing.

Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and flatten smooth. Carefully pour purée onto parchment paper, spreading it thick and evenly with a spoon or spatula.

Place baking sheet into preheated oven. Bake for 6 hours, or until purée is no longer wet. Note: you may need to adjust baking time according to your oven.

When purée is dry, allow to cool to the touch and then remove from baking sheet, keeping parchment paper attached. With scissors, cut the fruit and paper in half (crosswise) and roll each flat half into a roll shape.

Cut these rolls into 2-inch sections. Serve. Yields approximately 12 rolls (2 x 6-inch strips). Store any leftovers in an airtight container.