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These 2-Ingredient Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups are a way healthier version of store-bought fruit roll-ups. It’s healthy, sweet, delicious, and will be loved by kids and adults alike!
Copycat Fruit Roll Ups
If you think this fresh Strawberry Fruit Leather looks beautiful, just wait until you taste it! This homemade copycat fruit roll up is super simple to make and is packed with strawberry flavor. Plus, it requires just 2 ingredients: fresh strawberries and a touch of honey.
Bonus: it’s made in the oven, so no dehydrator needed!
This fruit leather recipe is made up of just 2 ingredients! (Or just 1 if you want to skip the honey.)
- Strawberries: use fresh, washed, hulled, and halved strawberries.
- Honey: the honey is optional, but does add a touch of extra sweetness to bring out the strawberry flavor.
How to Make Fruit Leather
- Puree the strawberries: Place the fresh strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Cook the puree: Transfer the puree to a pot, add honey, then bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Bake: Pour the mixture onto a lined rimmed baking sheet (we like to line it with a silicone baking mat), then bake at 170ºF for 6 hours or until dry completely.
- Slice and serve or store: Let the fruit leather cool completely, then invert the baking sheet and gently peel the leather off. Roll the leather up, then slice it into 1” strips.
How Do You Know When They’re Done?
The color becomes darker and all of the moisture has evaporated. If you’re not sure, touch it lightly. It should be dry. If it’s still a little bit wet let it go for an hour more at a time. It shouldn’t take more than 8 hours.
Once the fruit leather is done, let it sit at room temp to cool and soften up. We usually let it sit for anywhere from 3-6 hours and it comes out perfect!
How to Cut Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
Follow these simple steps to cut your homemade fruit roll ups perfectly!
- Cover the fruit leather with a sheet of parchment paper, then invert the pan gently and peel the leather off of the baking mat.
- Roll the fruit leather up, starting from the short side.
- Use kitchen shears to cut the leather into 1” strips, or as desired.
Can You Use Frozen Fruit?
I definitely prefer the flavor of fresh fruit, but if all you have is frozen, you can use it. Just make sure to thaw it first!
Tips and Notes
- Use the right sheet pan. We use a rimmed half sheet pan which is 18” by 13”. This does matter! We want the spread of fruit mixture to be the right thickness so it bakes at the correct rate.
- Line the baking sheet. Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat makes it so much easier to remove the fruit leather from the pan after baking.
- Spread evenly. If you spread the middle too thick, it won’t cook fast enough in some parts. Thinner sections can overcook and become brittle.
- Don’t over-bake. Take the rollup out as soon as it’s dry. An over-baked fruit leather will get crispy.
- You’ll know that the fruit leather is done when it changes color slightly. Instead of sticking your finger in the mixture and creating a hole (we may have done this a few times), check the color. If it has darkened throughout, it is likely done. You can double check then by touching it gently to see if it’s done. If the middle is still a brighter red color, then you can assume it’s still not done.
- Cool completely. The fruit leather needs to cool completely before you can handle it to cut it up. Otherwise it will be too sticky.
- Skip the sweetener. The honey is optional, so if you’d rather just use the fruit that will work too!
- Use another fruit. Other fruit or fruit combinations will work if preferred. Try blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, you name it.
How Long Does Homemade Fruit Leather Last?
Your finished fruit leather will last in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to serve, thaw overnight on the counter if frozen, then dig in!
More Homemade Healthy Snacks to Try
- How to Make Stovetop Popcorn
- How to Make Crunchy Chickpeas
- Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola
- Trail Mix Granola Bars (video)
- Peach Fruit Leather
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2-Ingredient Strawberry Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
- 2 quarts strawberries washed and hulled and halved
- ¼ cup honey optional
- Preheat oven to 170º degrees F, and position a baking rack to the center of the oven. Line a rimmed 18” x 13” sheet pan with a silicone baking mat, or silpat.
- Place strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour strawberry puree into a large pot on the stove and add honey (if using) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour puree into the center of the prepared sheet pan and using a spatula spread the puree evenly almost to the edges of the baking mat.
- Bake in the oven for 6 hours, or until the fruit puree is completely dry to the touch. Let cool completely.
- Lay a sheet of parchment on top of the fruit leather. Invert the leather and gently peel off the mat. Roll up the entire sheet of fruit leather starting from the short side and then cut the leather with kitchen shears into 1” strips, or as desired.
- Store in an airtight container for a few days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- Use the correct size sheet pan. When we say sheet pan we are referring to the rimmed half sheet pan which is 18″ by 13″. The size of the sheet pan matters because you want to make sure this is spread to the correct consistency.
- Take care to spread the mixture evenly. If it is too thick in the middle and thin on the edges, the edges will burn before the middle has cooked through.
- The fruit leather will change color when it’s dehydrated enough. Instead of sticking your finger in the mixture prematurely and causing a hole in it (we may have done this a few times) look to check on the color of the fruit leather first. If it has darkened in color throughout, it is likely done and then you can double check by touching it to see if it’s dry. If the middle is a slightly brighter red color than you can assume it’s still uncooked in the middle and you should place it back in the oven to continue to dry.