Before blueberry season ends, make this recipe that the entire family is sure to love. This recipe is quick to prep, full of flavor and fun to eat. Blueberry apple fruit leather is a great grab-and-go treat and a healthy option to boot!
- 1 apple, medium size, cored
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Additional optional ingredients: honey, maple syrup, and citrus zest
Clean berries and apple, removing any bruised or flawed fruit. Using a food processor or blender, blend the fruit into a smooth fruit puree.
Pour the blueberry apple puree onto a parchment paper-lined dehydrator tray and evenly smooth it out, ideally about 1/8 inch in thickness.
If you have a flexible silicone baking mat, you can use that in place of parchment paper.
Dehydrate at 140 degrees F for six-plus hours. Once accurately dried, the color of the fruit will enhance deeply, and no liquid will come out when pressed on. The fruit leather should not be sticky to the touch.
Once done, allow the fruit leather to cool completely to room temperature before storing.
To store, cut into serving-sized strips and roll up in parchment paper. Store in an airtight bag or jar and keep them in the refrigerator.
Best if enjoyed within two weeks.
Dehydration time will depend on the humidity where you are located. Humid locations will take longer to dry.
To add additional sweetness, add in 2 tbsp of pure maple syrup or honey before pureeing.
Consider adding a burst of citrus by stirring in 1 tsp of lemon, lime or orange zest before dehydrating.
To dehydrate in the oven, bake at 175 degrees F for two-plus hours. Check periodically, starting at two hours and again in 20 to 30-minute increments after that until the fruit leather is dry to the touch.