Strawberry Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups)

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Chewy and juicy at the same time, this delicious Strawberry Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups) is also flavoured with a few additions. This is an irresistibly delicious healthy snacking material!

Hello everyone; hello September, too! I am going to keep it super short and sweet today which is not too hard with this Strawberry Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups).

A month ago or so, we got a dehydrator. Yup, we still don’t have a grill, but we are the lucky owners of the dehydrator. It’s a lot of fun, indeed! We have been quite heavily using it (Hopefully our next utility bill is not going to be too shocking!), and I must admit dried fruits are so much more delicious than those you can get at a store.

That being said, besides drying fruit and herbs, I’ve tried a couple of recipes, mostly – fruit leather and similar things. Oh my goodness, that’s probably the most delicious healthy snack known. One issue is that it takes forever to make fruit leather, and it disappears in no time. I mean, I have read people reassuring fruit leather would last for a couple of months or even seasons, but has anyone been able to do it? In my case? A couple of days.

The second issue is that is hard to give the precise proportion; it’s mostly like guidelines depending on many aspects such as the type of your fruit, the density of the pure, thickness, and the size of your dehydrator tray. The instructions to our dehydrator suggested 1/2 cup of puree per one tray, but I needed more than 2/3. It’s not a huge problem, though – just have some extra fruit or berries to whip up more puree. For instance, when I filled 4 out of 6 trays, I had run out the puree and mostly run out of the strawberries. The solution? I combined part of the remaining strawberries with blueberries and another part with kiwis. Be creative! I also added some herbs; you can consider spices.

I didn’t need to use any sugar, but I added 1 teaspoon of honey in a couple of trays. Indeed, the concentration of sugars during dehydrating increases, so you might consider adding some acidity.

Lastly, can you make fruit weather without a dehydrator? Sure! Just make sure to opt for the lowest temperature possible and check it more often. If you feel the oven is hot even with the lowest option, you can slightly open the door to decrease it. You’ll know the roll-up is done when it doesn’t feel sticky, just a bit soft. Don’t bake for too long unless you want to turn it into a crispy chip! (It would be delicious, too!)

Have you guys ever made fruit leather? Do you have any secrets to share? And I hope you like this recipe (not really) and try these Strawberry Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups).

See you soon!

5 thoughts on “Strawberry Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups)

  1. Leanne says:

    We don’t have a dehydrator, but now I want one! This recipe takes me back to my elementary school days. There was always a fruit roll up in my lunch bag. Looking back now, it wasn’t the healthiest recess snack but I was a happy camper! This grown up version is more my speed for sure!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    I’ve been meaning to try my hand at fruit leather for quite some time now! We have a dehydrator, and I’ve been talking about making strawberry fruit leather…I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. This post is definitely inspiring me, Ben! Also, since Autumn is almost here, I’m thinking it’s time to make some apple chips, too.

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