Berry Beet Fruit Leather

Our Executive Director brought some of this in for us to try and it was super delicious. My 6-year-old loves it and I plan to make some to stick in her lunches this fall. Makes a 9x12 sheet.

  INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cooked beets, diced (about 1 medium beet)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees or break out your dehydrator.
2. Combine the berries, beet, and honey in a powerful blender. Blend on high to create a smooth mixture. You may need a tablespoon or so of water to allow the mixture to blend smooth.
3. Pour the blended mixture onto a Silpat-lined pan and use a spatula or a flat-edge bench scraper to create a very smooth layer about 1/8-1/4 inch in thickness. Don't worry if it looks a little too thick - as it dries, it will get thinner.
4. Place the pan into the oven, turning every hour, until the leather is no longer sticky in the middle. For me, this took about 5 hours. If using a dehydrator, refer to your machine's instructions.
5. Carefully peel the fruit leather off of the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut into strips or squares. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from http://tasteandseekitchen.blogspot.com/2014/09/berry-beet-fruit-leather.html