Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How to Make Fruit Roll-Ups

Fruit Roll-Ups, also known as fruit leathers, are a great healthy snack for young and old alike! You can make them from any type of pureed, cooked fruit that can be made fairly smooth. I prefer to use my homemade unsweetened applesauce but may explore adding some strawberry to it.

Fruit Roll-Ups

No-Sugar Applesauce (preferably homemade) (approx 1 qt made 2 trays cut into 4 - 5 roll ups each)

You will need the fruit-roll up sheets for your dehydrator.  Most come with at least one but they do sell them separately.  Place on the trays.
 Pour a very thin layer of the puree onto the trays of the dehydrator.  Some suggest a little spray oil first. I did not as I didn't want to add anything sticky to my fruit. I was able to peel it off.  Spread your applesauce as evenly as you can.
 Turn on dehydrator. Dry according to dehydrator instructions.  Takes anywhere from 4 to 7 hours.  It needs to be dry and not tacky.  If you dry too long it becomes crumbly. Cut into pieces. 
This is one rolled up.
To store roll-up you need to place on a piece of plastic wrap and roll up so that the plastic is inbetween the fruit so it doesn't stick back upon itself.
 Store in a zip shut bag until ready to eat.  


  1. How clever is this! I love the fact that it is all natural and healthy too! I had heard of drying apple slices with a dehydrator but never using apple sauce for fruit roll-ups! Love the versatility!--Deb (DialMforMoms)

    1. I've already done some apple chips but ran out of cinnamon. I will be making more. So good!

  2. I got a dehydrator for my wedding and have yet to use it (despite the fact that I really wanted it!), but this is one of the things I was always interested in making! I love the idea of adding the strawberry to it. If I get brave and try it, I'll let you know how it goes!
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  3. I've been wanting to try something like this. Thanks!

  4. This is the easiest fruit roll up recipe I've seen yet! Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real- I'm featuring your post as my favorite tomorrow!

  5. Great post, I so need to get a dehydrator, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, please join us again tonight.