I’m very happy to be working with Wild Blueberries, who sponsored today’s post.
I sort of have a thing about making homemade fruit leathers.
I can’t bring myself to buy the boxed kind, with synthetic dyes, preservatives, and even hydrogenated oils. Once I figured out how simple it was to make them myself, I was hooked. I’ve done strawberry, grape, and apple, and I’m pleased to add a new fruit to the lineup: Wild Blueberries!
I was lucky enough to travel to Maine last summer to see how Wild Blueberries are grown and harvested (read about the trip and get a recipe for Wild Blueberry Pancakes). I found out that Wild Blueberries (which truly do grow completely wild!) are intensely blue and flavorful–and I also found out that they have double the antioxidants of regular, cultivated blueberries.
Wild Blueberries are frozen within 24 hours of harvest, and you can find them right alongside the other frozen fruit in your grocery store.
Before creating this recipe, I’d never tried frozen fruit in a homemade fruit leather. I’m pleased to report it worked great, which means homemade fruit leather is something you can make even when your favorite fruit isn’t in season.
Get the recipe for Wild Blueberry Fruit Leather–plus some helpful pointers on making homemade fruit leather–on the Wild Blueberries Blog.