Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups!!

As a child I had quite the sweet tooth! Now that I'm older, I have become more reasonable. However, I still have a soft spot for fruit roll-ups! I found a recipe for homemade ones and then adjusted it to what worked for me. Turned out delicious!! I want to run right to the store and buy more strawberries asap!! Here is my version

1.5 lbs strawberries (or other fruit)
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Puree fruit and sugar in a blender until smooth. Pour onto 2 baking sheets lined with a silicone baking mat (or parchment paper sprayed with Pam). Smooth thin, about 1/8" thick.
Bake until center is no longer tacky, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and peel off baking sheet onto fresh piece of parchment paper. Cut into long strips and roll up. Secure with a piece of tape. Store in airtight container or freeze.

The place I found the recipe was from OurBestBites. I like not cooking the fruit on the stove-top first (as some other recipes call for), but I liked cooking it faster at a slightly higher temperature in the oven. Two hours sounds way better than 6-8!! You should try it; you'll love it!!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hmmmm, real fruit. I wonder if this is something I could get Sam to eat. I bet I could sneak some spinach in there. Might have to give this a try. I saw it on ourbestbites, but didn't really even look at it. You make it look appealing. By the way, I tried to comment on your other blog, but couldn't because your comments are set up differently on that one and my computer doesn't like it:-(.