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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cooking with Winston-Fruit Roll Ups

Super Healthy
Winston here! I had so much fun making these fruit roll ups and they taste better then store bought. The recipe is super easy. My mom took a combination of a couple of recipes and made her own because she wanted less sugar.
Ingredients
2 pounds of fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 splash of orange juice
What you need is a blender, a cooking pot, parchment paper, and two cookie sheet.
First wash strawberries. Cut off tops and cut in half. Place 1/2 strawberries and sugar and juice in blender. Puree. Then add the rest of the berries. Pour mixture into a cooking pot and bring to a boil. Stir often. The reduce hear to low and simmer for 10 minutes until mixture thickens and can coat the back of a spoon. Cool for a few minutes and pour on to a parchment lined cookie sheets. With realistically make 1 1/2 cookie sheets. Cook in oven at 175 degrees for 6-7 hours. It took us up to 7 hours because of the humidity. Fruit should not be sticky and slightly dry. Cut into strips and roll up. Storage I placed in a zip lock bag then in a Tupperware type container since it is summer here and it is humid. I think you could store for up to a week, but I don't think it will last you that long since they are so delish!
Thanks to blogs Been Lost Once and My Kugelhopf for the idea.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

I've always wanted to try homemade fruit roll-ups. Apple cinnamon were always my favourite, strawberry was a very close second. I'll have to try these!

Four the Boys...Tami said...

YUM! THanks for the idea!