Kitchen Roll-Ups- Fruit Leather from your Juicer

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For most owners of a powerful Breville juicer, the job description of their machine begins and ends with extracting juices from fruits and vegetables. However, a juicer can be one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen for an adventurous cook, and one of its hidden powers is the ability to make fruit leather in your own home.

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These delicious fruit snacks can be made using a wide range of fruit blends and are guaranteed to remind you of a packed lunch from your school days. They also retain all the nutritional value of the chosen fruits, so kids will find it much easier to get more fruit into their diet one roll at a time.

Preparation

Creating a homemade fruit roll up starts with choosing the fruit flavors that will go into the mixture. Practically any fruit will work, even dried fruit can be rehydrated with water and honey for use in this recipe. Honey, maple syrup or agave nectar can also be added to the mixture before juicing for enhanced sweetness. Add the fruit blend into the juicer and process into a thick, pudding-like consistency using the homogenization setting.

Dehydration

The next step after the fruit mixture is fully combined is to dehydrate it into the familiar sheet. After checking to ensure the mixture is sweetened to taste, pour a thin, even layer onto a sheet of wax paper and set it in the oven on very low heat (125-150 degrees) to set for 12-16 hours. When the roll is fully set, it should peel away from the wax paper backing with little effort and have a well-defined shape.

Cutting

Next, you’ll want to cut the fruit roll up into serving-size pieces. Fruit leather must be cut while slightly warm for easier handling and storage, so soon after your finished product comes from the oven it should be sliced with a pizza cutter into strips, squares or other shapes.

Storage

The final step in the presentation is to individually seal the fruit roll ups for the quick, easy snacking we all know and love. Take each individual strip of fruit leather and roll it into an appropriately sized piece of plastic cling wrap, then store in a cool, dark area. For best taste, freshly made fruit leathers should be eaten within a week, but we’re sure you’ll have no trouble with that.

Comments

  1. I used to love fruit leather as a kid. I always wanted it in my lunch box. I never thought to use a juicer to make my own though. What a great idea! Also makes it healthier.

  2. nicole dziedzic says:

    I would love to make homemade fruit roll ups for my kids, i like the idea of making them youself cause you know what ingredinets are going in it. And these would not last a week at all, so no worries about storage.

  3. shelly peterson says:

    These would be nice to make at home. My son and grandsons love fruit roll ups.

  4. Thanks for sharing – my kids love these! Easy to make and healthy.

  5. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Sounds amazing and so much healthier than the kinds you can get in the store. I want to try this now, seems fairly easy to do.

  6. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I have never thought about making this myself. I have no clue why. I am definitely going to try some.

  7. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I had no idea how to make this.So easy! Thanks for sharing!

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