Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

by Merissa on July 1, 2010

in Recipes

I had a request yesterday for my mom's fruit roll up recipe so here it is! With any dehydrating recipe the time will depend on your machine.
For the easiest way to make them just spread a very even layer of applesauce on your dehydrators trays(if you have open slot trays make sure you lay down parchment paper first!)
Dry the sauce until it's only very slightly sticky but don't leave it until it becomes crunchy because then they will no longer roll. Take out the trays and let them air dry for a bit before you roll them up and store them in wax paper in ziplocs(they do not need to be refrigerated) My mom has rather large trays and cuts each large piece into thirds before she rolls them up.
You can also puree the fruit of your choice and spread that on the trays to make your fruit roll ups or you can even use flavored apple sauce.
The key is to make sure the puree or sauce is spread very very evenly on the tray and keep an eye on them while they dry so you can get them off before they get crunchy!
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1 stephanie October 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Thanks for posting this!! Can I use the applesauce that you buy from the store? Thanks in advance!!!


2 Merissa October 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

Yes you can!


3 Sandy June 18, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I have a nice dehydrator, but it’s hardly ever been used. This year I want to make fruit rollups…can I puree peaches, strawberries, pears and cherries (separately) and put them in the dehydrator? Does it take days or hours to dry them to the right consistency? Would it be all right to sprinkle a little sugar on top of the puree, and what about sprinkling a little Splenda over the fruit? I always put sugar on my fruit when I eat it from a bowl so that sounds good to me. Also, which of the above fruits taste the best as just dried pieces?


4 Merissa June 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

Strawberries, pears, and cherries all taste good as puree and dried pieces. It takes one good long day to make fruit rollups, maybe a little shorter if you spread the puree thinner. I would add sugar to the puree mixture rather than on the top so they aren’t crunchy, I’m not sure about the Splenda…we’ve never used a substitute. Hope that helps!


5 Brigitte March 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I have made fruit rollups for years. I take 1 cup of honey to 2 cups fruit. The honey acts as a preservative ( although at our house I can’t keep up with demand) and you can use any fruit.


6 Ashley September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Can you use your oven to dehydrate them? I don’t have a dehydrator.


7 Merissa September 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Yes you can, just set your oven at the lowest possible temp it will go and watch them carefully.


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