Fruity Baked Tea

Baked tea is made from fruits and spices and it’s a great and tasty way to stay hydrated all year around. It doesn’t contain any additives, preservatives or artificial sweeteners and it’s also caffeine free.

Serving size

1 tablespoon

Makes

48

Prep time: 20min
Cook time: 1hr 0min
Total: 1hr 20min

Ingredients

1 apple, diced

1 pear, diced

1 orange, diced

1 lemon, diced

1 cup peaches, diced

2 cups berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries), diced

½ cup dried apricots, diced

25 pieces cloves

4 pieces star anise

2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon

2 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutrition Info

Makes: 48  Serving size: 1 tablespoon

Calories

22

Fat

<1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrates

5 g

Sugar

4 g

Fiber

<1 g

Protein

<1 g

Sodium

<1 mg

Calcium

6 mg

Phosphorus

5 mg

Potassium

54 mg

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 360°F.
  2. Place all fruits into a baking dish. Add all the spices and sugar and stir.
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 mins, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil and bake for additional 20 minutes to evaporate some of the juices and concentrate the flavor.
  5. Remove dish from the oven and transfer contents to 4 large 8-ounce jars or 16 small 2-ounce jars immediately (jars must be clean!).
  6. Close the jars tightly and let them stand on their lids, with their bottom up, to cool.
  7. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Insert the jars bottoms up and boil for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove jars and allow them to cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.
  9. To serve, add 1 tablespoon of mixture into a mug. Fill with 8 ounces of hot water and enjoy.
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

If you don’t have fresh fruits on hand or some fruits are out of season, you can use frozen fruits.

If you live in an area where it’s hot outside even during winter, simply use chilled seltzer or regular water instead of hot water to get a cool refreshment with all the flavor.

Use organic or unrefined brown sugar to make this recipe vegan.