Friday, March 5, 2010

Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

I found my dyhydrator on Craig's List last summer for $20.00.  I'd never dried fruit or anything before but I wanted to make my kids homemade fruit roll-ups.  I bombed a recipe for fruit roll-ups from the oven and thought I'd give this a try. 

1 cup applesauce
4 cups strawberrys, hulled
1/2 cup apple juice

Pour applesauce into your blender, mix in strawberrys, add a little juice so your blender works easily (you don't want these watery so not too much).  Pour onto Saran Wrap lined tray or a fruit roll-up tray that you can buy for your dehydrator.  If you are using the fruit roll-up tray, line it with a coating of vegetable oil first.

Dehydrate for about 24 hours until the fruit roll-up has cured or dried, then roll-up and cut into small roll-ups.  I laid mine out flat and cut it like a pizza.

The recipe was very easy and it took a full 24hours before they were ready. I made 1 sheet to try it out first (which is about 1 blender jug full) and it was gone within 15 minutes.

For a printable copy of this recipe go here.

Enjoy!  Sarah

Happily submitted to Frugal Fridays over at Life As Mom.  Go have a look at what other frugal tips were shared this week :)  In the spirit of her theme on baking to build a frugal pantry, I found this beautiful illustration below to share with you.  Can you believe I purchased this book for a 25 cents from the library?

From the book "Mary Mapes Dodge, Golly Girl"
by Miriam E. Mason
Illustrated by Sandra James
1949 Bobbs-Merril Company, Inc.


  1. I love to do this, especially in the summer when friends with fruit trees give us fruit for free. Now I wish I had some to munch on!

  2. I love homemade fruit roll ups. I made them last year with my dehydrator and the kids devoured them.

  3. This is such a fabulous idea!!! I don't have a dehydrator, but very cool!

  4. I have been wanting to make fruit roll-ups for a while now...I had never thought to look for a dehydrator on Craig's List! Thanks for the tip!

    Thanks, also, for leaving the sweet comment on my blog about my monster applique t-shirt. I really appreciate it!

    Amy @ The Bell Family


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