Fruit Rollups

This is a recipe I make in my dehydrator but you can easily make it in your oven at the lowest setting on your oven which is either going to be 140 or 170. 

Large jar of applesauce (50-60 oz)
2 boxes of jello (regular or sugar free – whatever flavor you want)

Mix the two ingredients together and layer (thinly and as evenly as you can) on sheets for the dehydrator or layer on parchment paper on cookie sheets for the oven. 

Warm at 140 (or 170 if oven) for 7-9 hours. 

Then you peel it up, lay it on parchment paper (or just cook on that in the first place and save yourself a step), roll it into a long roll and cut into pieces with scissors.

Applesauce

Jello

Mixed together

Layered thinly
Inside dehydrator
The best dehydrator ever – 9 trays
Cut off the uneven edges

Then cut into rollups
A 50oz jar of applesauce made 4 dehydator trays of fruit rollups.  However, what you see is only 3 trays worth.  As quickly as I could get them out of the dehydrator, the kids would grab them and eat them.  Approximately 40 fruit rollups for about $2.50.
Now, just so you know I often make fruit rollups with just fruit that I have sent through the food processor – seeds and all.  And those taste great and the kids love them. Unfortunately to be able to go through them that fast I need a huge sale on the fruit to be able to make rollups with nothing but fruit. 
You can also mix honey in with the fruit if you want it to be sweeter.  Generally, I don’t do that though since they love the plain old fruit just as much – no need for anything additional. 
But the applesauce method can be done much less expensively…

Comments

  1. I have a food dehydrator. I’ll have to try this!

  2. It is awesome – I will probably make more tonight. Just remember to roll them with the wax on the wax paper against the fruit. Otherwise your paper will stick. If that happens just refrigerate them and the stuck paper will peel off easily.

  3. i might try this. have you tried dehydrating it on wax paper instead of parchment paper? seems like you’d save a step, but maybe it would melt or something

  4. Really?

    I am sharingg this on my FB page… This is AWESOME!

  5. I cook a lot. I’d never have thought to make fruit roll-ups in the oven. Great idea!

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  6. YUM!

  7. I want a dehydrator soooooo bad!

  8. Wow! I would have never have guessed you could do that with applesauce and jello! Terrific!
    Thanks for linking up to Southern Lovely’s Show & Share!!

  9. That’s so neat! I’ll have to try that. I hope it works well in the oven. Thanks for the tip!

  10. These look fun. I bet the kids love this color. I recently made some strawberry fruit roll ups in the oven (I don’t have a dehydrator). check it out: http://lifecurrents.dw2.net/?p=4879

  11. Mmm! What a fun treat. That is one.serious.dehydrator. I’m going to check out that brand. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

  12. So cute!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-6.html

  13. What a great idea I am definitely going to try this! So simple! Thanks for linking up at {Junk in their Trunk}.

  14. DEFINITELY making these!!

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