Friday, June 28, 2013

Fab Fit Friday: Baked Gummy Strawberry Slices

I'm sure you've all seen that recipe for "baked candy strawberry slices" floating around Pinterest that supposedly taste like gummy slices. If so, then I'm sure you've seen all the "fail" comments as well. I'm also in the failure club with that recipe.
I really liked the concept of baked strawberries that are gummy-ish rather than crispy. So I did a little experimenting and finally found a method to make it work. Now lets be realistic. Do these have the same texture as gummy candy slices? No. But they do have the same sour, sweet, and delicious enjoyment that candy has. 
*Preheat oven to 300 Degrees.

-Rinse strawberries and remove leaves. 
-Grease a baking sheet with organic cooking spray. 
-Slice strawberries into three halves.

-Place them down on a baking sheet. 
-Place the baking sheet in the oven.

-Crack the oven door open to keep the moisture in the middle of the strawberries. This will prevent the strawberries from being crispy on the inside. 
-Bake four hours.

-Take strawberries out oven for two hours and then place them back into the oven for another hour.

(bake 4 hours, let sit 2 hours, bake 1 hour)
-Some of the juice will exit the strawberry and make a "fruit leather" around the baking sheet. It's delicious! 
-Remove all the strawberries from the baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours!

These are perfect for salads, yogurt, popcorn toppings, baking, or just plain snacking!

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