Fruit Rollups

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.

Here is what you'll need. Simple enough.

Add the strawberries to the food processor

And the sugar


Transfer to a sauce pan

Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 1 hour

Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat

Spread evenly

Bake for about 3 hours and then let dry

Cover with parchment paper and then roll

Slice as desired and enjoy!