Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather Recipe

Yum!
If you have tons of blackberries you are trying to preserve, like to drink mojitos and don't mind chewing your fruit in a gummy format, then this fruit leather recipe is for you.

And, yes, it does contain rum. However, since it's cooked, the alcohol burns off, so you can safely feed these to your kids without worrying that you're a bad parent.

Feel free to halve this recipe.

Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather

Ingredients:
8 cups blackberries
1/8 cup mint leaves, chopped 
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup rum
2 tablespoons lime juice
zest from 1 lime

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees F. Place blackberries and mint leaves in a large pot over medium-high heat and cook until blackberries release their juice and fall apart. About 10 minutes.

2. Remove blackberries and mint from the heat and run the mixture through a food mill to remove seeds. If you don't have overly seedy blackberries and don't mind mint flakes in your leather, then you can skip this step.

3. Return strained blackberries to pot and add applesauce, honey, rum, lime juice and lime zest and return to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste mixture for sweetness and add more honey if your berries are too tart for your liking.

4. Remove pot from heat and let cool for about 20 minutes.

5. Line two 11" x 17" baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour 1/2 of the puree onto each sheet and spread thickly and evenly with an offset spatula. Put into oven and bake for 6 hours or until no longer wet.

6. With a pizza cutter or kitchen shears, cut the paper in half. Cut the sheets into 2 inch strips and roll up. Store in an airtight container.  Obviously, don't eat the parchment - peel the fruit off.


6 comments:

Kristy Gardner said...

I actually DO tons of blackberries I'm trying to preserve, like to drink mojitos and don't mind chewing my fruit in a gummy format.. With rum ;) These look outstanding my friend!

Rachel @ Grow a Good Life said...

What an interesting and unique way to use up excess blackberries. I bet these are delicious. Thank you again for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Do you think this recipe would be good with red raspberries? Ever tried berries other than blackberries?

Crunchy Chicken said...

This should work just fine with red raspberries. Or pretty much any pureed fruit, for that matter :)

Eleanor McCarthy said...

If one wanted to use sugar, instead of honey (I'm allergic to honey), how much would you recommend?

FrugalCat said...

If you use a dark rum like Myers, Kraken or Black Seal, the rum flavoring really comes through!

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