Homemade Fruit Roll Recipe

June 24, 2012 7 Comments

We love making fruit rolls at our house. My family just gobbles them up. Fruit rolls are a great way to use your fruit that has been sitting on the counter for too long too. This time I used my fresh Zaycon strawberries to make my fruit leather. Cathy made 15 minute freezer jam with her Zaycon strawberries. If you missed Cathy’s Strawberry Jam Recipe you should check it out!

You will need:

Lime Juice {optional}
Sweetner: I use Xylitol, but you can use sugar or honey
Pam Spray
Food Dehydrator {Fab Dehydrator deal}
Fruit Roll Sheets

1 Fruit Roll:

1 lb Strawberries
1 t Lime Juice
1 T Sugar or Xylitol or honey
Mist of Pam Spray

Lightly coat your tray with Pam or cooking spray to keep the fruit from sticking to the sheet.

Blend Strawberries with lime juice and sweetener. SIDE NOTE: I like Xylitol for its anticariogenic effect on the teeth because it breaks down the mutans streptococci in the mouth. In other words, it can help prevent tooth decay. :)  Here is a study done on Xylitol chewing gum published in the Journal of the  American Dental Association. Just in case you are interested.  I get my Xylitol from Amazon or Vitacost. As a dental hygienist I like to sneak in the healthier sugars for my family when I can. 

Cathy’s super blender is a Blendtec. I stole her pretty picture from her jam recipe post because I think it is so beautiful. I mixed mine up in my Vitamix. Strawberries are soft enough they should blend in a regular blender or food processor. Once you try one of these super blenders you will never want to go back.

Once fruit is pureed pour it evenly onto your fruit tray.

Spread the fruit evenly with your favorite spatula.

Set your dehydrator to 135° and dehydrate for 4-8 hours or until it is leathery and pliable.

Remove from the sheets, and roll in parchment paper, or plastic wrap.

Enjoy! You can make these with a variety of fruits. I made some with my pineapple and they were yummy, but really did not need the sweetener. I have also done a strawberry and peach roll. Very good too. The key is to bled the fruit well and let the dehydrator do the rest!

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  1. Just wanted to let everyone know that while xylitol does have some beneficial use in humans, it can KILL dogs by causing profoundly low blood sugar. Please make sure your kids don’t feed these roll-ups (or any other xylitol containing foods) to your pets.

  2. Just another reason why I need to get on it and buy a dehydrator!

  3. Hello

    I am just curious to find out…how long can these be stored??? Days? weeks??

    Please let me know.

    Annett :)

    • I’ve found that my fruit leather lasts about 1-2 weeks in an air tight container. (of course, I eat mine so quickly its hard to gauge an accurate time haha)

      On another note: PAM! Why haven’t I thought of using Pam before?! This is awesome! I’m about to go try it out..

      • I am glad you like the Pam idea. I have found that coconut oil works great too. I have been able to keep fruit leather for months if the kids and hubs do not know where it is. ;-)

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