Fruit Roll-Ups

November 25th, 2019


This is an awesome recipe year round, but it’s particularly great when you’re trying to use up the last of your abundant summer fruit.  I had a giant bowl of peaches and nectarines in the fridge waiting to be used up, but you could make this recipe with any fruit — apples, figs, pears, berries, or some awesome combination of all of them.  This is a surprisingly sweet snack, but healthy and portable — could you ask for anything better to send with your kids to school?

I originally saw this idea on Simply Recipes, but I’ve simplified the process a lot (no pun intended).  No boiling, and only a few hours of baking.  Put this in the oven when you get home tonight, and they’ll be ready by the time you’re done watching Jon Stewart (oh, wait, maybe that’s just how *I* know it’s bedtime).

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Now go make some homemade fruit roll ups!

Fruit Leather from Sugarlaws

Fruit Roll-Up Recipe

3 large peaches or nectarines, or 8 apricots, or a mix of the others
1 tbsp sugar


Remove any pits and roughly chop the fruit.  Puree the fruit and sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Place a Silipat sheet on a baking sheet, and spread the puree thinly over the Silipat.  Heat the oven to 200 degrees, and bake the fruit leather for about 4 or 5 hours.  When the fruit leather is ready (no longer sticky in the center, peels easily from the Silipat), peel it up from the plastic wrap, cut into strips, roll and serve.

Fruit Leather from Sugarlaws

Tags: desserts · food

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ari- Food Intolerances Cook // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Could you use parchment paper instead of a slipmat? These look really good!

  • 2 Ari- Food Intolerances Cook // Oct 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Also, could you use other fruit?

  • 3 Amanda // Oct 1, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks!  I can’t wait to make these, I have kiwi that are in need of attention!
    Happy cooking, baking, shopping and gabbing!

  • 4 Jen @ MaplenCornbread // Oct 2, 2009 at 3:05 am

    I had no idea you could make your own fruit rollups!!! This is sooo great thank you!!

  • 5 VeggieGirl // Oct 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Like the fruit roll-ups of my youth, but better! Love it 😀

  • 6 tia // Oct 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I will totally try these in my food dehydrator. thanks.

  • 7 Sue // Oct 3, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Ever try using the roll up like nori and making fruit sushi?

  • 8 Lecia // Oct 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    How long will these last?  And how should you store it? 
    I’m excited to try them!!!!

  • 9 Deseree // Oct 4, 2009 at 9:12 am

    What a wonderful idea! I love these but always forget to pick them up at the store. They would be perfect for the apples that I have sitting on my shelf. Thanks for sharing.

  • 10 admin // Oct 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Lecia — Mine have never lasted more than a day or two, so I leave them on the counter.  If you want to store them for longer, Simply Recipes says to put it in an airtight container and leave the container in the refrigerator or freezer.  I’d imagine they’d last about a week in the fridge, and longer in the freezer.

    Sue — That’s an awesome idea!  No, I haven’t tried yet!

  • 11 Lori @ RecipeGirl // Oct 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    This is a great idea!  My son is a huge fan of the store-bought stuff.  Will have to try out homemade.

  • 12 gaga // Oct 11, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Another way to preserve fruits from my yard, I love it!  Thanks for sharing this.

  • 13 Karen // Jan 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Check the labels of the ‘store bought’ – not much fruit and ALOT of corn sweetner.  They are sweet without sugar if your fruit is ripe!  YUM

  • 14 Janice // Apr 11, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I read half a dozen or more recipes and YOURS is by far the easiest.  I use, not a silipat, but a non-stick baking liner.  It worked great!  I’m lucky to have a true convection oven with drying capabilities so I followed the 140 recommendation of my manual and went off to enjoy my evening.  I made grape & pear w/grape juice concentrate and agave variation, as I am desparately trying to find a sorbitol rich fruit that my VERY picky and very constipated 8 year old will eat.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed!  Thank you for posting this easy version.
    Sincerely, Mama J of Mama J’s Gluten Free Cafe

  • 15 Stacey // Sep 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I was wondering if this would work with blueberries. What I am wanting to do is use cookie cutters and make shapes out of them. I am planning a low sugar 1 year old birthday party. If it is in shapes I think the younger kids (3-5) will eat them.

    Thank you,

  • 16 Linda // Jun 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Can you use other fruit?

  • 17 Judy // Jan 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I use applesauce (plain, unsweetened, no additives) and spread it on the solid sheet in my dehydrator.  Often I add other pureed fruits, but many times just take the easy way and dump a jar of applesauce on the tray.  The kids (boys 11, 9, 6, and the toddler girl all love it.  Once dry it should keep well in a sealed container without refrigeration, just like raisins, but it’s never around long enough to test that!

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