For light colored fruits, add about 2 teaspoons lemon juice to prevent browning. Sorry I missed this before- I’ve used both apples and pears but along with berries and not by themselves. I hope they cme out good. My kids love them and it feels good using fruit from friends and neighbors that would otherwise go to waste! The parchment paper was a disaster!!! Had to reply to your post. I chose to go with easy, fruit-by-the-foot style shapes here. Apricot is my absolute favorite. oh, I LOVE this! Do you think I can still use the home canned sauces to make the fruit roll-ups? So, the question is,…should I boil the sauces for 10 minutes (as a safety precaution) before adding the jello mix? My oven is pretty finicky and requires attention no matter what I’m cooking, so I like to reduce the amount of time I’m dehydrating the fruit as much as possible. Don Getz. One of these days. You can actually place the trays outside in the sun as well, but it does take much longer than the oven. From personal experience, they can be stored for months in the refrigerator. Because of the low moisture content they stay good as long as they are dried well without any sticky parts:). Have any idea if mixing some veggies in with the fruit will work? FYI, the FoodSaver brand vacuum sealers have attachments for sealing mason jars. Instructions I have LOADS of frozen fruit that I’ve been anxious to get out of my freezer–this might be just the thing! With berries or other fruit with little-to-no trim, I’ll pick out 1 pound to begin with. Thank you Papa God and thank you beautiful lady for this recipe. Fruit Roll-Ups is a brand of fruit snack that debuted in grocery stores across America in 1983. I add 1 small package of any flavor of Jello gelatin to 2 cups of fruit. Who knew it was this easy to make! Juicer? Thanks for an easy tutorial! I followed your directions exactly, but the plastic wrap melted to my cookie sheets. Stay around and check on the baking fruit periodically. Hydration is key, as it appears that your oven and home create a very dry atmosphere. Once the fruit is reduced, I like to add any additional flavorings. Oh my, I made strawberry pear roll ups today (since I had a bazillion–as in 40 lbs.–of pears). thanks so much!! I also did mango, apricot, and the juice of one orange. Do you think that would be too high? I worry they will be watery when thawed? Everyone we know with kids are either a year older or just born, not fair! Maybe the cooking spray helps with this, but you might want to try a small test batch first. Looks so yummy. Are the degrees farenheit or celcius?Please answer I am in a hurry! Let it sit a little while and the leather will become pliable. Great recipe!! You say you have had the best results with plastic lined pans? I LOVE to make fruit leather at home. also have you tried blackberries? she told me how she made it and it seemed easy enough for me so I went shopping yesterday for fruit just so i could make some today. THANKS! They’re a lot tougher to chew on, but soften up nicely after a few bites. Use good quality plastic wrap, not a bargain brand; some packages even specify for use in a microwave. Question about storage…do I need to refrigerate, or can they be left out in a ziplock after being rolled in waxpaper? … I have two tips to add. i honestly have no idea if it would work! Could this be the key to reliving my favorite school lunches ever? You can use just about any fruit or fruit combination you can imagine. Taste the puree and season it with honey and salt as needed, keeping in mind that the sweetness will increase as the fruit dehydrates. For mango, I like to add a handful of cilantro leaves, which I steep for 10 minutes and then remove, as well as a few pinches of ground Sichuan peppercorn. My mom used to make fruit roll ups when I was a kid and I loved them, but she had a dehydrater. Sara, you are the best! Your email address will not be published. I know that my kids will flip for this recipe! Thanks for sharing. The REAL ones, with REAL fruit… not the other kind. HOME OF THE BEST E-LIQUID. When I was a kid, my mom did a market research home taste test with banana fruit roll ups. I’m so happy that this can be done without a dehydrator! It works great. Crocker fruit roll ups 48 -0.5 ounce. XOXO. Fruit Brute was discontinued by 1982 and replaced in 1988 by Fruity Yummy Mummy, which was discontinued in 1992. You can definitely use a blender. I am SO EXCITED to try this!! Great way to use my ripe peaches and strawberries. I’m not one of those moms who makes everything from scratch- but, it’s sure nice to do sometimes. I’ve honestly never had them last more than a few days. I make fruit leather all the time in the dehydrator and most times I don’t add anything to the fruit – just puree it, layer it, warm it, peel off backing, lay on parchment paper and cut. (unless it’s me of course) I had never thought of that before. I had a small amount of a roasted raspberry chipotle sauce from a gift basket so I stirred a spoonful into the raspberry batch. You are brilliant! Also do you think apples would work well for this, as we keep a TON of apples around the house at all times. Next, I like to reduce the puree a bit on the stove before popping it into the oven. You can add water, or fruit juice. I had not really considered making fruit roll ups before but am definately going to now! Decades ago, General Mills introduced us to Fruit Roll-ups, a supposedly healthy snack made with real fruit. I used pear last night, and I just threw them in the blender raw. Yep, I peeled them, but someone else left a comment saying they left the peels on and it worked fine so you could try that! Ack!! Once the puree has dehydrated, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Thanks for the great snack! Remove the edges then cut into 1 inch wide strips. These sound sooo yummy. our good friends, Ray and Stephanie Price said that they are very good friends with you and your family, Sara!! LOVE this! I live in New England and am soon going to have apples coming out my ears. Thank you for this well explained and detailed instructions. We wrap ours in the plastic and then put it in an air tight bag or sealed gallon can. I’m excited to try this! My daughter’s birthday party is coming up and the theme is the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Yes, and sometimes they turn out a little funny. It will no longer be wet and sticky, and should easily peel off of the parchment paper. One of the kinds of fruit leather I make is like what someone said before. I love these little one-inch segments because they’re a great size for kiddos. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. These sound awesome! I am going to be a hero in my 4 yr old’s eyes once I make this! But also a lot of bugs and itchy creatures. You may need to check on the oven periodically to monitor the temperature. A silicone baking mat works the absolute best in my opinion. It is awesome! We made these over the weekend and they were so yummy! Question- could you bake it on parchment paper instead of plastic wrap? Small world! To prepare the fruit, peel, hull, core, and/or de-pit the fruit so that you’re only working with the fruit’s flesh. My family really enjoyed this product and we will be … I am find that it is really thick in the middle and doesn’t cook and the ends get super crispy. Made these for my son to bring to school, and I over baked a little so I rehydrated with some water like you mentioned..he loves them! NEVER going back to either organic store bought or processed! Your post is lovely! Take this time to rotate the baking sheet to ensure that the fruit is baking evenly. I’m gonna be SuperMom when I make these! Thanks again for your detailed instructions, experience and fantastic pictures. I simmer the puree for 10 to 20 minutes, or until it has noticeably thickened and looks more like applesauce than soup. But he’ll eat all the fake sugar infused fake cancer causing, heart attack candy-like crap on the market. Thanks for the easy recipe, can’t wait to try my variation of it! Place in oven and bake for 6-8 hours, until center is not tacky anymore. These fruit leathers are made with real dried fruit and are naturally low in calories. Have you ever made grape fruit roll ups? I was wondering… Before I go out and buy a bunch of fruit… What fruit combinations do you guys like to create? fruit roll-up from Food Network. I … My sister and I make gobs of fruit leather every summer, and we’ve had it stay good for at least a year. i do not want the junky roll-ups by betty crocker these are the answer; now i have a nice healthy treat for me and my friends. We have the exact same one! Thank you! The apple might have been the culprit of the texture issue, I’m really not sure. If you’re into measuring, that is. If you’re not into measuring than this recipe is totally for you since it really doesn’t matter if you measure or not! Betty Crocker Party Pack Variety Pack of Mini Size Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit By The Foot and Gushers 24 ct Pouches 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 $12.04 $ 12 . Roll the cooled and cut fruit roll-ups on a sheet of waxed paper. You’ll notice in the photo above, I’ve lined my pan with plastic wrap. Also, making the mixture a teensy bit thinner in the middle than on the edges makes it dry more evenly. (They will love eating them either way, of course!). I’m totally going to try that with my next batch, thanks for the fun tip! Pour onto a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap, or a silicone baking mat (don’t use foil, parchment, or waxed paper), and spread to 1/8″ thick. I am trying to make black for a road on a cake and thought fruit roll ups would be good! Do you think this would work with bananas? (A Silpat liner is the best pan liner to use here, as it doesn’t wrinkle in the oven. SOO yummy. I fixed it with a little powered sugar but I won’t make that mistake again. It’s important to remember, though, that the sweetness will concentrate in the oven. i’m wondering if watermelon could be used in this recipe. Thanks!!! The lemon juice helps certain fruits from browning and mostly balances out the flavor. total hit! Or you put it in your mouth with the paper and then wait to melt or something? I made a tray of mango-papaya and didn’t peel the mangoes (lazy…) and they turned out great. Carefully remove the roll-ups from the oven or the dehydrator and place them on the baking paper cut to size and start to roll them up. I just made my first batch of straight strawberry and can’t wait to try it! I have lots of fruit that is at the end of the eating raw stage, so this will be perfect! This way the baking paper will be between the fruit roll-ups … Never tried frozen fruit, but it should work fine. I often make this in the evening and leave it in the oven for a few hours, then turn the oven heat off when I go to bed, and turn it back on in the morning until it’s done. Fried shells, fatty meats and piles of high-cal toppings can make tacos a belly buster. I am from Europe and have no idea such a dessert exists. We will totally try this again! I was planning on getting one for my husband one day for a birthday or Christmas present. You can also freeze them. Use good stuff and you’ll be fine. What happens if you don’t use plastic wrap and just use the baking sheet all bye its self? Then dehydrate. What a wonderful idea! Cinnamon and nutmeg would pair well with many different fruits, as would vanilla bean and cardamom. I can’t wait to try these with my daughter. Set aside. We tried a plum/strawberry batch and they turned out delicious! Fruits and veggies are basically poison to him. First let me say that I love love love your Asian BBQ Chicken! I used figs from our … I don’t think the layer of plastic used is heat-safe, so that’s the only thing I’d worry about. Thank you! I guess that last heating was just too much and the fruit roll ups overcooked. Thanks for posting such a great idea! I am going to try these. I just don’t know what are you doing with the paper? Mostly, I wanted to comment how I love the Star Wars lunchboxes. http://lifecurrents.dw2.net/?p=4879 So good. I just realized now that this is easy to do, thanks for the great recipe. Make sure to stir frequently as the sugars in the puree will want to scorch. Heck, my 14 month old ate like 7 packs of fruit snacks before I even got dressed this morning. If the puree is too runny, throw a banana in the food processor and it will help thicken up the mix. i can’t wait to try it! Next time I’ll make sure to add some fruit that’s naturally sweet. Would it yield a similar result. I did strawberry fruit leather recently. I will tell you, they are so easy to make, but you have got to be patient for the drying process. (It’s also much easier to burn a super-thin sheet of puree than a thicker one.). Once the fruit is chopped, I put it all in the bowl of a food processor and let it run until the fruit is completely pureed. But you’ve saved me! I do have microwave oven, but the lowest is 140 celsius. This is where you will have to be patient. If I was grandpa I’d be proud. Thanks you so much! I had made the Lime Strawberry Shortcake and Pound Cake recipes as well as the mint brownies, and Stephanie LOVED them and couldn’t wait to buy a cookbook now too! I have seen tons of homemade fruit roll up recipes, but none that gave the exact directions for the oven – so THANK YOU! I like that you can spray over-dried fruit with water to rehydrate anything that got left in the oven too long. My kids LOVE homemade fruit roll-ups (which is a way more appetizing name than fruit leather, so we’re going to say roll-ups, okay?) FIY the lowest temp for my oven is 170 (which I what I put it on). Another quality of seeds; chemicals in the seed destroy weak cells in your body thereby canceling out cancer before it happens. Fruit by the Foot is a snack made with General Mills (GM) in the brand line Betty Crocker. I thought I’d pass this on – I saw it on another site and thought it was TOO cool! Home extension said I could just put them in the freezer. I made these last week, just after you posted the recipe. Would this work in a blender instead of a food processor? We’d get the brightly colored, sticky sweet treats every once in a while (the rainbow colored rolls with the punch-out animal shapes that would stick to the roof of my mouth were my favorite), but I was far more likely to have one of those dreaded fruit leather bars from the natural grocery for dessert. It’s a matter of cents per hour Lisa, and not very many considering your oven is on barely warm. I’ve been making baked brie wracking my brain for another wrapping rather than the traditional puff pastry. His class is using reg fruit rolls ups filled with coloring and ingredients you can’t pronounce, at least with these he doesn’t feel left out! I have lots of pears too what flavours did you make with pears? The few pieces I was able to eat were delicious, but I wish the plastic wrap hadn’t melted and stuck. Bananas and apples can sometimes be finicky and do funny things to the texture. I am really excited to try these with my over-ripe peaches. What an awesome idea. My girls (6 y/o and 2 y/o) and I made a raspberry batch last night. My nephew hates every natural fruit known to man, whether it be grapes, cherries, watermellon, strawberries, blueberries and you name it – he will not eat it. I also tried Nectarine with Honey-also delicious. If kiwi is no good, does anyone have any suggestions? – If using plastic wrap, it will shrink a little as the fruit dries, so do leave a little extra around the edges. Just the part that wasn’t touching raspberries, I hope. they were my favorite, but i never knew how it was done. If you like it without the lemon, no worries! Our ‘batter’ was super tasty and the right consistency. You can also add ground spices and extracts at this point. You’re a genius! I’m definately going to try it now that I know 170 works just fine! My plastic wrap melted all over my fruit leather, too. Thank you so much for your blog “LOOOVVE IT” you gals are the best . I can’t wait to try this! My blender worked better than my food processor! We’d have to eat nothing but smoothies between now and the move to get through it all. They now live in Illinois with us instead of in Washington with you!! Indeed, below is a picture of an older box of strawberry Fruit Roll-ups, with the claims that it is made from real fruit … I’ve got some peaches in the freezer though and I’m up for another try! See how thin that is? I have a food dehydrater. First time I made this I just used 2 cups of applesauce (that I made in my crock pot) and it turned out fantastic, super simple, my twin girls thank you (and as a mom who prefers homemade to store bought, I thank you too). You can floss after you eat. I might make some sometime when I have the hands and time! Toss the extra in a smoothie. 170 Fahrenheit is only about 75 Celsius so at 170 Celsius you’d definitely have a problem! You can certainly strain out the seeds before cooking, but I happen to think straining raspberry seeds is a huge pain in the rear and I love the little bit of texture it gives to the final product. Oh man- I so needed this when I had 15 lb of strawberries in April (we live on the GA/AL border), but I can’t wait to try with peaches! can i use frozen fruit, thawed? one of the trays in the oven finished in 1.5 hours (oven on 170 and door cracked open). Just cover the entire pan with plastic and smooth out any wrinkles. “, Your email address will not be published.