Dried Fruit Rolls

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Introduction: Dried Fruit Rolls

A nice tasty treat.  Fruit rolls are fun to eat, and not too hard to make.  Inspired by Fruit Rollups, and Fruit Leather I made a fresh variation with no sugar added.  

WIth my families allergies, sack lunches were almost always in order.  But what to pack? These are cute and healthy options that will last a little over a month.  

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need fruit, pick your favorite.  You can use anything from frozen, to fresh from the garden!  For this I used two mangos, a half a bag of fresh cherries, and a lemon.  

As for tools/appliances, you will need a cutting bored, a knife, a blender, a pot and stove, something to mix with, a cooking sheet, and an oven.  

Step 2: Prep

Preheat your oven to 200ºF, if you have a convection oven I recommend using it, if not a regular bake will do.

Next blend your fruit together.  No need to add any sweetener.  I do strongly recommend using lemon juice though, just as much as you can get out of a single lemon.  Blend until smooth.  

Make sure you are not getting any pits or seeds from the lemon in it, I did the first time, it isn't something you want to run into while eating this.  

Step 3:

Next, you want to pour it in a pot and bring it to a boil, I put it on medium high heat.  Once it starts to simmer, make sure that you keep it in motion. It does not need to be in constant motion, but the bottom needs to keep from burning.  

It should get fairly thick.  You want it to be boiling for a few minutes.  The goal is, to get it thick enough to the point it will not spread too much when you pour it on a flat surface.  You will notice that it is slower to fill the space when you move it, and will all fall in clumps.

Step 4: Bake

Pour your fruit on a baking sheet (I used parchment paper, just because I use it with everything I put on a baking sheet, but it should not stick to much if you rather not use it) it does not need to still be boiling, but it shouldn't be too cold either.  Smooth it out*, and pop it in the oven that has already been preheated to 200°F.  Leave it for at least an hour.  You will know it is done when you can touch it, without any coming off on your fingers.

*Make sure that it is very smooth and even.  Other wise it will not cook evenly.  

Step 5: Serve

My favorite way to serve these fruity snacks is to cut them into long strips, roll them up, and place a cute sticker on them.  You could also use a cookie cutter to make them fun shapes though!   

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    I LOOOOOVE fruity things and one day these things are going in the oven!

    :O These look amazing! I have to try this (:

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    OOOOOOOHHH...I want to try these so bad!

    I skipped the boiling and went from puree to baking in oven. It turned out great!
    I transfered the fruit to wax paper after baking, then cut it into strips while still on the wax paper. I then rolled it like those you buy in the store and my kids did not even notice they were homemade, lol. Thanks for this!

    When I saw the pizza stone I thought I was looking in to my own oven for a second!

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    In Persian this is "Lavashak" ! It means dried fruit rolls . Nice work *

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    That looks so tasty. Definitely like the easy healthy Instructables!

    Awesome, I just mine in the oven. I used nectarines and strawberries, going well so far! But i did burn my thumb while simmering it, it was all bubbley DX

    Just awesome, an incredible idea. How did you come to to idea that the sugars in the fruit would crystalize and make it a chewy-kind of substance?

    I'm currently making this fabulous recipe, but it's been in the oven for now two and a half hours...it could take all day to dehydrate tho so just and fyi

    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

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    lol you misspelled *poor*, a few times. We arent talking about poor people but instead, *pour*, as in the instructable. sorry about sounding like a spelling nazi but three time was just the charm lol. :P

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    In relation to your post:
    Capital letters missing. The word "time" (second instance) in this context should be plural. The word "aren't" is an abbreviation of "are not", and therefore requires an apostrophe to indicate absent letters.

    LOL :P Isn't it amusing and worth mentioning when people get three things wrong with a post. @:-) LOL :P 8-) I recommend ensuring your own home is clean :P before making suggestions to others that they should vacuum theirs. :) LOL ;P Not that I'm being a grammatical "nazi" of course; three times was just the charm. :) 8^) :p

    *gives a high five*

    Isn't it nice that tcup shared her ideas with the community? Perhaps you would like to write about spelling in your very own instructable.

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