Fruit Rollups

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

I am not one of those people that eat strictly organic, natural, and whole foods.  Just check this, this and this. Overall, I am not a very healthy eater. My diet consists of mostly bread, pasta, cheese and sugar. Oh, and heavy cream. That’s a staple these days. Don’t tell my doctor, please. I would love to be one of those people who eats steamed veggies and fish at every meal. But I’m not. I probably never will be. However, I do like to know what I am putting into my body. I would much rather make something from scratch then buy it from the store. Even if what I’m making contains nothing but sugar, flour, and Nutella.

Even though these fruit roll ups cannot be considered healthy I think they can be called healthier. Healthier is better than unhealthy, right? They have 2 ingredients: fruit and sugar. 1 is healthy, 1 is not. But more importantly these taste far better than any store bought fruit roll up I have ever had. The strawberry taste is very strong. They taste like real strawberries, not strawberry flavoring.  But they are quite sweet. If you are worried about the sugar content, try using extra sweet, in-season strawberries and cut down on the sugar. I did have a couple problems with this recipe, and I’m sure they’re my fault. See my note below. Despite that, I will be making these again.

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Here is what you'll need. Simple enough.

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Add the strawberries to the food processor

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

And the sugar

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Puree

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Transfer to a sauce pan

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 1 hour

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Spread evenly

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Bake for about 3 hours and then let dry

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Cover with parchment paper and then roll

Fruit Rollups recipe pictures

Slice as desired and enjoy!

Comments

  1. Candice says

    I am absolutely addicted to fruit leather. I spend entirely too much money on it between Trader Joe’s all natural versions, and wherever Fruitabü (http://www.stretchislandfruit.com/ProductsFruitaBu.aspx) can be found.

    I can’t wait to try this, though I’ve got to get my hands on a silicone baking mat first. Do you know if baking time will be affected I cut the sugar significantly, say to 1/4 cup?

    I’m so glad Foodista linked to your blog. I’ve already bookmarked half a dozen of your recipes to try in the future!

    - C

    • says

      I love fruit leather too! I have not tried to cut the sugar, but I would still bake it for the same time and keep checking it. You want it to be tacky, not sticky. Let us know how it works out. Oh, and we have used our silpat over and over again since we got it. I definitely recommend it.

  2. says

    Mmm, this looks tasty. I’m always had a soft spot for fruit leather. Do you think it would be okay to use baking paper rather than silpat? I cut a hole in mine…

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