Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather

56 | June 11, 2013

Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Roll Ups (Fruit Leather)

I love summer – not because of the ridiculous heat but because of the fruit. My name’s Meredith and I’m a berry-aholic.

Recently, I came across 12 pounds of organic delicious blackberries and was deliriously happy. Like Oprah eating fried chicken with Tom Cruise kind of happy. It’s ridiculous. So I asked Mia, the resident 4-year-old, what I should do with them and this was the answer. I’m telling you the girl has a talent for blending flavors because these fruit roll up snacks are delicious.

Dark, sweet, and fresh, Blackberry Mint and Lime Fruit Leathers are the perfect summer treat.

This recipe was featured in and was the cover of the August 2013 issue of Relish Magazine.

Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather 

  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • parchment paper

puree

Preheat oven 170°F. Place blackberries, mint leaves, honey, lime zest, and lime juice in a food processor or a high powered blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. *Note: If you are not a fan of seeds, strain the puree as best as you can.

pan

Cover an 11″x17″ baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the puree onto the paper and spread thickly and evenly with a spatula. Place in the oven and bake for 6 hours or until no longer wet.

baked

With scissors, cut the paper in half. Next, roll the paper up into a cigar shape.

blackberry roll

Cut the fruit roll into 2-inch segments and serve. Store in an air-tight container. When ready to serve, peel off the parchment paper and discard.

Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Roll Ups

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  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes


    The color is so deep and pretty, and I just love this flavor combo! Your 4 year old is a genius!

  • susan


    I love that you used honey in this recipe. Cannot wait to try it!

  • Carolina


    This looks great and there are tons of u-pick blackberry farms open right now! Can wait to make this fruit leather!

  • Elona


    Not that they’ll last that long in my house, but how long is their shelf life? Will they last longer in the fridge, or is that a bad idea?

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      They’ve never lasted more than two weeks in my house. So all I can tell you positively is two weeks. Dehydrating is a form of preservation and I would think they would last longer but I cannot be 100% sure. I keep them stored in an air-tight container.

      • Sue Miller


        Can the parchment paper be eatten? Is it like phylo dough?

        • In Sock Monkey Slippers


          No it can not. The parchment is supposed to act like the vellum in commercial fruit roll ups. If you don’t want to use the parchment you can use a silicone mat like a SilPat on your baking sheet.

  • Jen


    Can you be a little more specific about what size baking sheet should be used? About how many does this make?

  • Melanie


    I am absolutely making these in my dehydrator. I bet some of my clinics buying my dried fruit will love getting this too!

  • Orsi


    Hey!
    Sorry to ask such a question but I’m a newbie at making rolls like this. How do you remove the paper when you wanna eat it? My Mom and I made some rolls last year and this was our biggest problem, we couldn’t remove it properly and it took for ages. Any tips are more than welcomed! Thanks :)

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Good question! The only time I had a problem with the paper is when the fruit wasn’t dehydrated enough. I put it back in the oven for another hour or until it wasn’t wet anymore and didn’t have a problem after that. All ovens are different and even the humidity in the air can cause different drying times. You can also use a silicone liner, like silpat, on the baking sheet to replace the parchment. With the silicone liner, you would remove it from the dried fruit leather before storing. When using a silicone liner I like to cut the fruit leather in large strips instead of rolling to prevent sticking. Hope that helps!

      • Orsi


        Thanks! I guess it wasn’t dehydrated enough then, will try to leave it in the oven for more next time. :)

  • Melanie


    Another question, if I wanted to give this away in your opinion what/how would be the best way?

  • Sally Hale


    Have just found your fab blog, Meredith – and just at the right time, I spend a fortune on these fruity leathers at the supermarket! My daughter, Nancy, was evicted from her Mummy 11 weeks early and like your Mia is a force to be reckoned with. I’m sure she’l adore these fruity snacks. It’s lovely to know you all!

  • Nadine


    Hi! I’m making only a third of the recipe (with one cup of berries and a third of all the other ingredients). Would the baking time be any different for a smaller batch? Thanks!

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Honestly, I’m not sure becasue I have not tried making only a third of the recipe. My advice would be to keep an eye on it starting at 3 or 4 hours.

  • Christina


    I’m very excited to try this receipe! Do you store it in the fridge or on the counter?

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Good question! I store it both places. If I want it to last longer I will store it in the fridge but it usually gets eaten up within a week so it just gets placed in a jar on the counter for everyone to grab as they wish.

  • Glory


    Sounds really tasty. Next time Aldi throws blackberries on sale I’ll have to give this a try. I’m thinking it would be easier to use my dehydrator instead of the oven. When I read the recipe I thought, yummy fruit leather idea.

  • Alison Shaw


    Looks gorgeous. Where did you get purple parchment paper??

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      It’s actually a natural parchment paper without bleach so the paper tends to pick up the color of the blackberry juice! I wonder if they make purple parchment paper? That would be awesome ;)

  • Rebecca Pinder


    I’m gonna try making a mango ginger with honey using coconut water.

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Mango ginger honey sounds fantastic! Just my opinion but the coconut water might dilute it to the point it won’t dry out enough. I’ve made mango honey fruit leather before and mango is a perfect fruit to do this with!

  • Mary


    I’m so sad. Mine turned into huge burnt sheets!

    :( I ended up throwing away $20 worth of fruit away.

  • Rae


    I just saw some great looking blackberries but didn’t buy them because I didn’t know what to do with them. I can’t wait to try this recipe. My kids don’t like these leather strips which is good for me since I love them! Finally, a snack just for mom.

  • Harper Ellison


    Made this again and it is fantastic! I used a siplat this time and I think I like it better than the paper. Thanks for the tip!

  • Janna


    This was awesome! I found it to have a little too much seed action going on so next time I’ll strain half of the seeds out. There will be a next time! Thanks

  • catherine mickel


    what other kind of fruit can you use?

  • Sarah


    These taste so good! I made some today and they’re fantastic, the only thing was that they took much longer in the oven than the recipe stated, about eight hours instead of six. Good thing I had planned a lazy stay at home day! Haha but definitely worth it :)

  • Kristen


    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! I am freaking out about this recipe! Thank you for sharing- I cannot wait to try!! Ahh!!! Ps tell your daughter she’s a genius.

  • Chris


    Good morning, Just ran on to your blog. As the grower of 11 varieties of organic fruit:
    blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, figs, elderberries, currants, strawberries, grapes, apples, pears, & sour cherries, I completely understand your berry addiction. I pick 70+ gallons of blackberries alone each summer and I freeze em, juice em, jam and jelly em, pie em up, scones, you name it-I bake it or put it up in the freezer or jars for wintertime goodness! I also like to make leathers and since I also grow mint and lots of other herbs I’m going to try your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.
    Chris, a Minnesnowta girl stuck in IN till 9/15.

  • Laila


    When you say to bake for about 6 hours…is that just on the lowest setting of your oven? That’s what I do to dehydrate nuts & seeds…

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Yes. Just like you would to dehydrate nuts and seeds.

      • Laila


        Awesome, thank you!

  • mary


    i made these and my lowest setting, it seems is 200 degrees.

    i baked for 6 hours and it was a completely burnt mess.

    would you recommend cutting down the time by an hour or two?

    do you think 4 hours is sufficient?

    how can you tell if they still need to bake longer?

  • Serena


    Going to look for more of your recipes now! Want to use my windfall for more than one recipe. Thanks!

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