Have you ever made homemade fruit rollups? Why am I just now discovering how easy it is!?! OMG I can’t stop. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made these strawberry fruit roll-ups. Yeah I use to be kinda obsessed with fruit roll-ups as a child, still am! Something about peeling them off that plastic paper and taking a big bite of chewy “stuff” was magical!
The real beauty of these homemade strawberry fruit roll-ups besides tasting amazing and looking amazing (checkout out those natural strawberry seeds!), is that they are made with simply fresh fruit and sugar (if you choose). All natural strawberry fruit rollups without artificial colors, flavors, corn syrup and other “stuff? Get out of town!!
Isaac and I have really enjoy making these although he doesn’t like to eat them! He just likes just unrolling and playing with them. Not surprising since he doesn’t like store-bought fruit roll-ups either. Oh well, more for mommy! This is the perfect natural snack for me since I’m trying to lose a few pounds.
If you’re using super sweet fruit you can totally skip the sugar, but make sure it’s sweet. Unsweetened fruit leather isn’t very appealing, trust me, I’d know. Make several batches because they go quick and take about four hours to make. 4 hours is a long time, but since the oven temp. is so low you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen. A few yummy combinations I’ll be trying: blackberry-pear, strawberry-spinach, peach-lemon, and mixed berry.
Watch me make these homemade natural strawberry fruit roll-ups from start to finish!
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, diced
- sugar (enough to sweeten)
- fresh lemon juice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees F.
- Line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
- Place strawberries in food processor until blended.
- Add enough sugar to sweeten and a splash of lemon juice( if desired).
- Pour into prepared pan and spread out into a thin, even layer.
- Bake for 4 hours or until the center is set.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Carefully peel up the fruit roll-up and place the sticky, smooth side on parchment paper.
- Cut to size so that you have an even rectangle to work with. (I usually cut off the edges of the fruit rollups since they are usually crunchy and uneven.
- Cut into 2-inch strips and roll-up firmly.
- Store in airtight container.