Fruit Rolls


One of the things that we have been talking about trying since we started this blog is Fruit Rolls. You know those sticky candy rolls that you buy just when you thought you were done shopping in the supermarket. They usually contain gelatin, preservatives and a whole lot of sugar. After a quick recipe search on the internet it seems like that doesn’t have to be the case. Just using fruit is actually enough to make candy in all kind of shapes and colors. In contrast to our seven-minute-sweets, this candy is more of a seven hour thing! Making them is actually quite simple but they need a long time in the oven on the lowest temperature possible. We decided to make two different kinds, yellow (mango, apricots and oranges) and red (raspberries, blackberries and bananas), they both tasted great!
Scroll down to see how we made them.
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Fruit Rolls

When making fruit rolls you can basically use whatever fruit you have at home. Either you can stick to one sort of fruit or you can mix different kinds. You can also mix fresh, frozen and dried fruit.
We used 1 fresh mango, 200 g dried apricots, 1 orange (the juice) to make the yellow. And frozen raspberries, frozen blackberries and 1 banana to make the red. We have written some more fruit suggestions further down. You can also add spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla pods or mint leaves.

Warm the fruit in a pot on the stove and mix it into a puree. If there are seeds in the puree you can pour it into a sieve to get the seeds out (we didn’t). Spread the puree on a parchment paper, 1 1/2 cup of fruit puree is enough for 1 baking sheet, and put in the oven on 140°F (or as low as your oven can go). Let the oven door be a little bit open to let the moist out.
They are done when the puree isn’t sticky anymore, you normally need between 5-8 hours depending on the oven (if the temperature is higher they will be done in less time, but there is a risk they get burnt and too dry). Use a scissor to cut them and roll them when they are still warm (we used a pencil to get the right shape).

Fruit suggestions:
Here are some fruit mixes that we will try the next time.
Green: Kiwi, mango and mint leaves
Blue: Blueberries and grape juice
Red: Strawberries and banana


Sprinkle coconut flakes and serve them as Fruit flats. Or roll them into Fruit Roll-Ups

34 Comments

  • Ryan hanson
    Is anyone know a good combination to make a bright green fruit rollup
  • Lauren
    I am not good in the kitchen...but have a box of peaches that might be yummy. When you say warm the fruit in a pot, do you just cut it up and throw it in? Do you add water or anything?
  • this is such a great idea for any event and love the presentation. I can't wait to try this.
  • How do you prevent the mix sticking to the "parchment paper"? Is that the same as greaseproof or waxed paper? I used rice paper, and it didn't turn out too badly, it just sort of melted into the fruit, but it did stick to the baking tray a bit.
  • Jamie
    I made these! Four fantastically ripe kiwis and a whole pineapple along with two cans of sliced mango did the trick, with absolutely no fuss! I just cooked the pineapple and kiwi until they were fragrant and "mushable" and threw the mush into the blender with the mangos, voila. That much fruit yielded me about three 9" by 17" cookie sheets full of the best fruit leather I've ever had :) I burned the first batch by putting it in for more than eight hours, so it came out hard and crispy, sort of like a fruit chip. Not too bad, either, actually! Truckloads of thank-yous for this whizzbang recipe that will allow me to never go to sleep feeling badly for letting fruit go to waste again!!
  • In South africa I made rollups by simply put the fruit a mincer or blender and put a packet of jelly in spread out on sheat of waxpaper and dry in sun.
  • wow! I am so, so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Your recipes are so fantastic & I can't wait to try this one as I love everything fruit-related & fruit rolls were a childhood staple for me. Thank you!
  • Kitty
    Just stumbled upon your blog from a link to the frozen cheesecake. These look absolutely tasty and remind me of the natural fruit leather I got as a kid. perhaps if you google fruit leather, but I havn't tried so. Absolutely tasty looking.
  • Katie Cormier
    Great site!! What size pan did you use for these? I tried them but they were too thin and dried to the paper:(
  • I can't wait to try these. They look great!!
  • Lovely recipe !! Need to try this, simple yet opportunities for experimenting !!
  • Steve Spiers
    Looking for the recipe for your fruit rollups. I can't seem to locate it. Steve

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