Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups
These homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups are a fun, natural way to enjoy a better version of the childhood snack! Only three ingredients are needed to make it.
Can you think of a food that you would eat off the ground?
I know, strange question.
Back in college when my husband ate pizza that had been on the ground I gave him a pretty hard time about it.
“Ewww. How could you do that??? The ground is so dirty! That’s disgusting!”
About a year later we were walking to the library, and I had just bought a strawberry fruit rollup from the candy store. I ripped the package open a little bit too eagerly, and the fruit rollup flew out of the package and started rolling down the sidewalk. I ran after it, plucked it off the ground, ripped off the outer layer, and ate it.
I know. Such a hypocrite. He won’t let me live this one down.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a pretty big fan of fruit rollups, and it was a favorite childhood snack. Today’s homemade version is a cross between a fruit rollup and a fruit leather, made with real fruit, and it only requires three ingredients!
Step by Step Overview:
First you want to puree some fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth:
Pour that mixture into a saucepan and stir in lemon juice, and sugar, if you wish. Added sugar is not required and just depends on personal preference.
Cook this mixture for about 10 minutes until it gets thick and jammy:
Spread the jam out evenly onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. If you have an offset spatula, that is the best tool for this:
Let the strip bake/dehydrate for 3 hours in a 170 degree oven, then let it cool.
Cut the rectangle into long strips using a pizza cutter:
Then you can roll each strip up into a fruit rollup!
Aren’t these so fun? I made a Strawberry Fruit Rollups video to provide a little extra guidance when making these homemade fruit snacks:
Recipe Tips and FAQ
Let cool completely, then keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Or wrap the fruit rolls tightly with plastic wrap.
Yes, though dehydrating time will be different for different kinds of fruit. Strawberry is definitely the best, as other kinds of fresh berries like blackberries can get a bit too seedy. I recommend a blend if you want to mix things up, keeping 50% strawberries.
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this recipe, just make sure to thaw them before pureeing.
Just as with any other recipe where you are dehydrating something in the oven, it’s a bit of a guessing game judging when it’s done. You’ll know the rollup is done when it doesn’t feel sticky, just a bit tacky. Don’t bake for too long or the rollup will turn into a crispy chip!
If your oven doesn’t go to 170, you may need to open and close the door to moderate the temperature. 200 degrees seems to be the highest you should go for this recipe.
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Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollups
- 8 oz strawberries (stems trimmed)
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Place the trimmed strawberries in a blender or food processor and puree them for a minute or so until smooth. You don’t want any strawberry chunks in the mixture.
- Transfer the strawberry puree to a saucepan and add the lemon juice and sugar, if using. Turn the heat to medium high, and cook the mixture for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and jammy. The goal here is to cook out much of the moisture.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F, or as low as your oven will go, making sure it’s less than 200 degrees at the highest.
- Spread the strawberry jam into a rectangle shape onto a baking pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper. You may use an offset spatula or a regular spatula to help spread the mixture as evenly as possible, until the rectangle is about 1/8 inch thick. Keep in mind the fruit leather will lose some of its thickness in the oven as it dehydrates, so make sure that none of the jam is so thin that you can see through it as you spread.
- Cook in the oven for 3-4 hours, until the fruit mixture no longer feels sticky, just a bit tacky. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Transfer to a cutting board lined with wax paper, and use a pizza cutter to cut long strips. Roll them up into the fruit rollups, and enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
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146 Comments on “Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups”
Can I use frozen strawberries
thanks for sharing. Do the roll ups taste alot different or bitter without added sugar?
Dose anyone burnt rolls not even half way?😅am I the only one ?? I did 170 degrees and probably just before one hour all the edge are burnt 🥲🥲🥲
Are you sure you are baking in Fahrenheit?
Great recipe! Thanks
How to you store them of you make a lot, a lot? Thank you!
Hello! It is too late to make them tonight, but I was wondering if you could put the jam into the fridge, and then cook it the next day.
I’m making this right now & am currently cooking the strawberries. Your recipe says to cook them about 10 min to get them to a jam consistency. I’ve been cooking them quite a long time & they’re still runny. Any clue why this might be?
Im currently making them also, and I’m having the same problem. I hope I didn’t do anything wrong. Did your ever thicken up? How did they turn out?
I used a little corn starch mixed with a little cranberry juice and added it to the already warmed puree to thicken it up.
Thanks for the informative recipe description!
i also tried these rolls, i used stevia in place of sugar and came out really good.
How long do these keep for? Do they freeze well?
I just froze some, and they seemed to work well. I actually liked them cold! I am going to make another batch now to freeze!
Is the recipe the same if I swap strawberries for a different kind of fruit, such as apples, blueberries, cherries, etc.?
I don’t know. But there is other recipes on the Internet. Try ‘What’s Up Moms’ on Youtube. They do a couple different versions of a fruit rollup