1Preheat oven to 200°.
2Use either fresh or frozen berries (thaw and drain).
3Puree berries to make 2 cups.
4Put through a sieve to remove seeds, if you desire.
5Add applesauce, lemon juice and sugar.
6Prepare a 10" x 15" cookie sheet by lining the bottom and side with plastic wrap. Tape edges to keep in place.
7Pour leather mixture into pan and spread evenly.
8Bake about 5 hours or until leather will pull away from plastic wrap.
9Empty leather onto counter and peel off wrap.
10Remove any mixture that is not "set".
11Roll leather in fresh wrap.
12Cut in 6 slices and wrap edges with plastic wrap.
13This MUST be baked slowly at a low temperature!
NABGA members Cindy and Frank Femling, Afton Applie Orchard, Hastings, MN. Visit www.aftonapple.com.