Blackberry, pear and rose fruit leathers

Makes approx 30 strips

We’ve made it extra easy to reach for the right snack when an energy slump hits. Prepare these delicious fruit leathers for the week ahead and keep them on-hand for when you need a tasty, sweet pick-me-up…they really do taste absolutely delicious! Watch the video below or scroll down for the full recipe.

Wellbeing Wisdom

  • These fruit leathers are a great alternative to the often sugary shop-bought variety
  • Blackberries are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants to help your skin glow

Ingredients

  • 6 Packham dessert pears
  • 320g blackberries
  • ¼ tsp rosewater

Method

  1. Wash the pears, roughly chop them (no need to peel or core) and place into a heavy-bottomed saucepan with the blackberries and 100ml water. Simmer on a low heat for about an hour or until the fruit becomes liquid and mushy.
  2. Once the fruit has reached this stage, pass through a fine sieve to remove any pips and skin. Add the rosewater to the smooth fruit purée and mix well before spreading on baking trays until the mixture is 1-2mm thick.
  3. Place in an oven set to its lowest possible temperature (the coolest oven of an Aga is ideal) and leave for 8-10 hours. The purée should now be wax-like and completely dried out. Remove from the oven and cut the leather into strips while still stuck on the paper. Roll up each strip and store in an airtight container in the cupboard.