PRESENT DAY MOMS

Apricot Fruit Leather

Emily DaFoe
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With school starting in just days, or weeks if you are lucky, we have been starting to gather some of our favorite healthy and homegrown snacks for lunches or after school snacks. We will post more about those soon, but to get it started, here is some delicious fruit leather!

There is no shortage of stone fruit this time of year! With plums and apricots dropping from our trees, it’s the best time to make a great kid-friendly snack for the lunch, pool, beach, after school, sports or at the park. With only three healthy ingredients, it’s a winner for everyone.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups apricots - pitted and quartered

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey

  • Parchment Paper

  • Cookie Sheet

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METHOD

STEP 1:

Quarter and remove the pits of 4 cups of apricots.

STEP 2:

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon on the apricots and stir.

STEP3:

Place them on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350 for about 10 mins until they are soft, then remove from heat and add them along with the honey to a food processor and blend until smooth.

STEP 4:

Place waxed paper on a cookie sheet and spread the puree out evenly.

STEP 5:

Set your oven to 150-170 and bake the puree for 4-5 hours or until it’s cooked in the middle. This is best when made in batches.

STEP 6:

Once it’s baked, let it cool and use kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter to slice and roll. I kept the waxed paper on so it’s easy to peel off.

Enjoy!

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