Strawberry Fruit Leather Roll-Ups

If you’re old like me…

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Then you definitely remember eating Fruit Roll-Ups as a child.

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I disticntly rememeber eating a whole box of them when I was younger. They were just so darn good! Well what if I told you that you could make your own at home?

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Yes it’s true! All you need is fruit, lemon juice and sugar.  Yep that’s basically it!

I decided to use strawberries and I also made another batch using mangos (so good!)

STEP 1: Puree the fruit. I took my strawberries (about 4 cups chopped), lemon juice (2 tablespoons), and sugar (3/4 cups)and combined in my blender until smooth. I then transfer to a saucepan and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally.

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STEP 2: Preheat your oven to about 150 to 200F. I took a baking sheet with my silicone mat and with an offset spatula I spread the fruit puree over my silicone baking mat.

 

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STEP 3: Bake for abour 3-4 hours until the fruit has the consistency of fruit leather.  Let it cool completely.

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STEP 4: Roll up strips and store or eat and enjoy!

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COOL TIP: I love Michael’s  and I bought a mini stapler set and used it to cut out mini butterflies of my homemade fruit leather.  I used it to top on my homemade icecream, macarons and other sweet treats I make. Kids love it!

 

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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Fruit Leather Roll-Ups

  1. I’m glad to see you used a silicon mat. Many years ago I made some plum leather and made the mistake of doing it on an aluminum sheet. The acid in the plums drew out enough aluminum to give me aluminum poisoning (not a pleasant experience). Great idea with the silicon mat!

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    1. Oh wow glad you’re alright after that incident! I got this silicone mat for cheap at Bed Bath and beyond (20% off coupon when you join their email list) I hope you have one now these are a perfect summer treat! 🙂

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