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Homemade Fruit Rollups

An easy fruit leather. Kids like it, it is easy to make, and you can control the additives.

This bakes for at least 6 hours. Turn on the oven to 150 degrees. Line 2 jelly roll pans with plastic wrap- Saran Wrap brand tolerates heat better and releases less plastic fumes.

Makes 2 8 inch squares.

Stir together in a heavy saucepan:
1 3/4 c thick applesauce (1 pound)
1/3 c creamy peanut butter (optional)
1 T honey or fructose or to taste
1 teaspoon plain gelatin (1 envelope)
Stir while you warm this until all the ingredients mix smoothly and completely. If it has boiled, let it cool to just hot.
Spread over the plastic in the pans in a thin even layer. Bake 6 hours until dry and not sticky.
Cut into 4 or 8 pieces, peel off the plastic, then put on a fresh piece of plastic and roll up. Store in an airtight bag in the refrigerator.

  • You may use other thick sauces or fruit blends,such as apricot sauce, these rollups are not quite so strong as apple.
  • You may use other smooth nut butters.
  • Use kosher gelatin for a vegan product by omitting the honey and using 1 small package of Eames flavored gelatin mix in place of the gelatin.
  • Substitute any 3 ounce flavored gelatin product to vary flavors, such as raspberry, pineapple, or lemon. This does not keep as well as that made with plain gelatin, but it usually gets eaten before it starts to ferment.