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Nov 16, 2012 11:30 AM

Recipes using Freeze Dried Fruit

I'm not at all familiar with this, but I was thinking that it should be possible to grind up freeze dried fruit (like TJ's sells) into a powder and use that powder to flavor chocolate or caramel or buttercream without altering the texture too much. Has anyone tried this, does it work at all, and how much powder would you use? My Google-fu is failing me today and I'm coming up with squat when I try to search.

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  1. Yes, I have used freeze dried triple berry, put it in my food chopper and then sifted, and added it to my cream cheese frosting. I used 1.2 ounces in a batch of frosting and it turned out fabulous! Very addicting taste! I had done the same thing in a batch of buttercream. I liked it better in the cream cheese, though. I want to use strawberry powder next. I had found a recipe online that did peach cupcakes with peach frosting using freeze dried, and they had said they had a nice fresh peach summery taste.