My kids received a fruit roll-up in an Easter basket a few years back. They liked it but it’s not a snack that they beg for me to buy, so I haven’t. I was faced with a dilemma lately that caused me to think about trying my hand at making my own fruit leather (the other name for a fruit roll-up). I had some pears and figs that were quickly approaching the *nasty* phase and yet I had no energy for another round of canning. So, I thought of fruit leather since the kids liked both pears and figs.
I threw in two apples that were also close to gnarly. I started cooking them over medium heat on the stove.
I didn’t add any sugar because all of these fruits were quite sweet. Keep cooking until they start getting thick and saucy.
Run them through the blender and spread into a cookie sheet either oiled, covered with silpat or parchment paper (I did spray my paper).
Spread it pretty thin about 1/4″ and then bake until dry (several hours) on either your lowest oven setting or 190 degrees. I chose 190 degrees because some days I don’t have the patience of Job and I have a tendency to rush things a bit. You will know when it’s done because it won’t be tacky when you touch it. I left the oven door slightly cracked via a kitchen towel.
Doesn’t it look yummy and gotta love the color the figs imparted.