The Force Fruit Fun
I’m not entirely sure what this has to do with the Force, but it is a good recipe for kids…less so for adults.
Last time I attempted something like this was the Walking Dead Fruit & Veggie Leathers, and it was a failure. The edges were burnt, and the middle was still mush. So needless to say, I was anxious to see how this attempt would turn out.
There are a few options for fruit that you can use in this recipe, but I decided to keep it simple and just use strawberries.
The strawberries were first mixed in a blender with some lemon juice and sugar, and then they were poured onto a baking sheet. I recommend using your largest baking sheet with sides to make sure you can spread it thin enough, and that it doesn’t drip over the sides.
Then the fruit mixture is spread as thinly as possible using a rubber spatula before it goes into the oven and cooks for about 25 minute at a low temperature.
Now you just wait for it to cool before you begin peeling it off the baking sheet to eat.
Just like with the Walking Dead, the fruit in the middle of the baking sheet stayed mushy. However, this time the rest of the fruit didn’t burn – it actually dried out like it was supposed to!
I would have preferred if these rolled up, like the Walking Dead ones. Instead, this can be a pretty messy snack; you need to peel of small pieces at a time. I’m sure kids will like it, but I found it annoying. I’d rather just peel it all off in one swoop, roll it up, and eat it instead of spending my time peeling off teeny pieces.
It tastes like strawberries, or whatever other fruit you decide to use. So the flavor is actually pretty good. It’s slightly chewy, similar to fruit roll ups but it won’t stay together as well.
You just need to be able to operate a blender and an oven, and have some decent hand-eye coordination when spreading the fruit in a thin layer.
All you need is some fruit and sugar!
Use a large baking sheet with sides to it. This way you can avoid any dripping off the edges, and will make sure you have enough room to spread the fruit thin.