A good way to use up fruit that’s not in the best condition and for getting fruit into kids.
- Any fruit you have including a good handful or more of hawberries or crab apples for their pectin content.
- For example; blackberries, elderberries, damsons, oregon grapes, apples or raspberries.
- Sugar to taste.
- Wash and roughly chop the fruit and place in a heavy bottomed pot.
- Add enough water to stop the fruit sticking to the pan and simmer until the fruit has broken down.
- Place in a sieve and allow to drip through, you’ll probably have to push some of the liquid through with a large spoon. Try and add any sugar to taste .
- Place in a clean baking tray to depth of about 5mm and leave somewhere breezy and in the sun, in a low oven overnight with the door open or in a dehydrator until set, check the middle as it is the last place to firm.
- Cut into strips about 3cm and roll up.
Almost any fruit can can be used with this recipe as long as some pectin rich fruits are included like, hawberries, crab apples or unripe blackberries.
These will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Wild Food UK