Homemad Fruit Roll Ups

Okay, call me crazy, but I attempted the feat of making homemade Fruit Roll Ups. I found the recipe on Disney Family Food Site. Skylar always ask for them in the store and I just don't like to buy them - they just seem too processed or loaded with sugar or something to that effect. It was really interesting to find out how they are made. I felt better by making them myself b/c I knew what was going in them. Amazingly enough, only dried fruit and water!!

I'm NO good at food photography, but I always enjoy what recipes that other people do look like, not the staged professional ones, that mine NEVER end up looking like.

I'm taking these to a slumber party tonight. Wonder what the reviews will be. Skylar wasn't too keen on them, but she had that judgement the minute she saw the cranberry flakes in it. I personally, think they're really good.

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 8 hours and 40 minutes
Yield: 12 roll-ups
Cost Per Serving: $0.17


    8 ounces dried apricots or other dried fruit
    1 1/2 cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12x15 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine apricots or other dried fruit with water in a heavy saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes or until fruit is very soft.
  4. Drain excess liquid and pour fruit into a blender. Puree until very smooth.
  5. Pour fruit onto prepared foil and spread evenly, making sure there are no holes.
  6. Place sheet into oven for 25 minutes. Without opening oven, turn heat off and leave oven door shut for 8 hours.
  7. Remove baking sheet from oven and gently peel fruit from foil. Set on waxed paper, right-side down, and press down.
  8. Cut into 12 even strips, lengthwise. Roll each strip with the paper side out and store in plastic bags until ready to eat.