Many people are finding themselves home in isolation, alone. This time is extremely trying for everyone and unsettling. Creating a home made, healthy snack might be just what the ‘mental health’ Doctor ordered.
So, why fruit leather? Well recently we were included in a wonderful dining experience with Chef Jordan Wagman and his team. One of the amazing desserts he shared with us was ‘fruit leather’. Fruit leather is a fun, ready to eat snack that is also super easy to make! Equally amazing is that they are vegan, gluten, refined sugar and dairy free!
Blueberries are a powerful healthy superfruit. They offer fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and the phytonutrient content in blueberries supports heart health.
Try them and if you do… send us a video clip or picture and we will be sure to share on our social accounts and with Chef Jordan Wagman too!
Blueberry Puree Mint Fruit Leather
(makes about 15 portions)
What you’ll need:
• 3 cups (750 mL)(wild) blueberries (see tips)
• 3 tbsp (45 mL)maple syrup
• ½ tsp (2 mL)CBD oil
• ¼ tsp(1 mL)pure peppermint oil
Pre-heat oven to 200 F.
In a saucepan combine blueberries and maple syrup.
Cover with a tight fitting lid and place over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer until blueberry skins begin to split, about 5 minutes.
Add peppermint and cannabis oil, transfer to a blender or using an emersion blender in the sauce pan, puree until smooth.
Spread the blueberry mixture evenly onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and transfer to the pre-heated oven.
Bake until mixture is firm to the touch and separating from the parchment paper (see tips), about 2-3 hours.
Remove from oven and cool to the touch.
Remove parchment paper from the baking sheet and cool completely, about one hour.
Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut the fruit tube into 15 equal portions. Serve immediately or store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
Chef Jordan’s Tips:
• When in season, wild blueberries are perfect for this dish.
• Try adding orange, lemon or lime oil in place of peppermint oil for an amazing Spring or Summer flavour.
Chef Jordan Wagman is a James Beard nominated Chef and author of five cookbooks including ‘750 Best Appetizers’, ‘Easy Gourmet Baby Food’, ‘The Best Baby Food’ and ‘150 Best Dips and Salsas’.