- 6 oz (170g) fresh blueberries
- Process the blueberries until completely smooth in a high-speed blender. Allow the purée to warm up slightly in the blender as it processes. This will support the final texture in the leather.
- Transfer 2 oz portions of the purée to the dehydrator sheets or film. Spread the sheets about as thin as you can making sure most importantly, it is an even depth.
- Dehydrate the sheets at 105ºF until fully dried. Store with desiccant packs if possible. In a resealable container or in the dehydrator itself until ready to use.
Add your Blueberry Candy Leather as a beautiful, artistic garnish on top of a classic cake and scoop of ice cream.
About This Recipe
Explore natural pectin with cellulose that is already present in blueberries. The blueberry is a perfect package for creating sturdy dehydrated leather without needing to add anything. You can dehydrate this purée fully to create a crisp delicate wafer versatile in application from salads to desserts.
Recipe created by Chef Jamie Simpson, The Culinary Vegetable Institute