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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blackberry-Plum Fruit Leather

When we arrived back from our travels, we had an abundance of blackberries and the sour plums that grow in our yard.. and I knew that we wouldn't eat them all before they went bad. So, I decide to make some fruit leather.
I took equal part blackberries and pitted yellow plums (I left the skins on), added a little cinnamon and a few tablespoons of honey (to sweeten the sour) and pureed it all in the food processor. It then spent a couple of days in the dehydrator at 135 degrees F.
It came out... sour. Really sour, actually. At first I was a little disappointed, but I like sour, and my kids like sour, and now, a week later, the fruit leather is nearly gone. So, I guess we liked it after all. I think next time I would do the blackberries and plums separately, and mix each one with something sweeter.
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  1. We haven't made any yet, and I should because we all love them. Maybe peach fruit leathers should be added to the list for the weekend...

  2. My mother-in-law used to make fruit leather from apricots. I never have, but your description actually sounds really easy and I think this is something my family would enjoy and eat right up! Thanks for the idea!