We are f-i-n-a-l-l-y in our new house. Moving is hectic. Oh my goodness, I have a new resect for people who do this regularly. Seriously, wow. There are still boxes that need unpacking and pictures and towel rails to be put up but we are in at last. And it feels SO good. My biggest tip for moving is this – have one box that you paint in neon pink and adorn with glow in the dark stickers (making sure it can be found, day or night) and pack it with 1. Your toiletries 2. A change of clothes 3. Toilet paper 4. TEA. And if we had to be super picky in terms of priorities, we could just narrow it down the toilet paper and tea. Or just the tea. I will be giving you a grand tour of our new house, starting with the farmhouse kitchen in the next few weeks. Yes, you can be excited about that, stay tuned friends..
You can get real excited about this recipe too. Its homemade FRUIT ROLL people. YEEEEESSS!
And it requires 2 ingredients. TWO.
Apologies about the overuse of the ALL CAPS today but I CANT HELP IT. I’m so EXCITED.
And before we get into the recipe here, you must know that I have made this twice already. And I did a Guava Roll version too which was a crowd favourite amongst my Sanders Boy Clan.
This is how you do eeeet.
Firstly, grab yourself about 12 ripe plums
Cut them in half and place on a baking tray..no oil or butter necessary. Just place em there.
Then bake them for 20 minutes at 200°C. And then let them cool.
Take the pips out and place the plums in a blender. Add 4 Tablespoons of castor sugar. Blend. You can add more sugar if you feel like it is not sweet enough.
It will eventually look like this…
At this point you can strain the mixture to get rid of the lumpy/skin bits and create a really smooth fruit roll. I left mine in to add some texture but feel free to strain away.
Spray the baking tray with a little cooking spray and then spread the mixture on the tray using the back of a spoon.
Now you’re ready to put it in the oven to dry out. Turn the oven to 70°C (if you have a thermofan, use that setting or alternatively, a standard convection oven will be just fine), close the oven door and leave there for 10-12 hours to dry out.
And then you have fruit roll!!! Cut into slices whilst still warm. Keep in an airtight container or in the fridge.
This is the front side – nice and lumpy
And this is the back…smooth
How incredibly AWESOME??????
Perfect for snacks and lunch boxes!
You can try this same recipe with guava, mango, strawberries, pear…the list goes on. Enjoy!
Homemade Fruit Roll Step-by-Step
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
Delicious, healthy fruit roll – make it yourself at home so you know exactly what goes into it. This recipe is easy and nutritious!
- 12 ripe plums
- 4 tablespoons castor sugar
- Cut 12 ripe plums in half and place on a baking tray. (no oil or butter is necessary).
- Bake for 20 minutes at 200Â°C and then let them cool.
- Take the pips out and place the plums in a blender. Add 4 Tablespoons of castor sugar and blend well until a smooth, creamy consistency. Note: You can add more sugar if you feel like its not sweet enough.
- At this point you can strain the mixture to get rid of the lumpy/skin bits and create an ultra smooth fruit roll. I left the lumps in mine to add some texture but feel free to strain away.
- Spray the baking tray with a little cooking spray and then spread the mixture on the tray using the back of a spoon. It should be approximately half a centimeter in thickness. Now you’re ready to put it in the oven to dry out.
- Turn the oven to 70Â°C (if you have a thermofan, use that setting, alternately just use the standard convection), close the oven door and leave there for 10-12 hours to dry out.
- Voilaâ€¦you have fruit roll!!! Cut into slices whilst still warm. Keep in an airtight container or in the fridge.
Brilliant! Preservative free – yayy!
I’ll definitely be giving this a go.
Just wondering if the fruit is sweet enough on it’s own could it me made with less sugar or a healthier sugar substitute?
HI Charlz, absolutely. IF the fruit has a lot of sugar of its own, you can add less sugar, so that is why it is important to taste the mixture before letting it dry out. I have only tried it with sugar but I am sure you could use any other sugar substitute. Perhaps try it with a small batch first. I hope that helps? 🙂
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I’ve just made some of your fruit roll. Unbelievable! It’s so easy to make and super yummy!
It’s not going to last long enough to go in a plastic container. Xxx
Woohooo Shaz! So glad you liked them – who knew fruit roll was so easy to make?? And you can adjust the sweetness to your liking! Love it! X
I am seriously going to try this, wanting to go away from lots of sugar for my little one, so this has got a small amount of sugar, that will work for me.
Louise how did you do this with guava I have a big tree and am swimming in guava juice ..would I just blend the guava stran the seeds out and not add sugar place on a cookie sheet ..my ovens lowest temp is 170 any advice would be appreciated
Super recipe, i presume this can be done with all pip based fruits. Just a question on the last step.
“Turn the oven to 70°C (if you have a thermofan, use that setting, alternately just use the standard convection), close the oven door and leave there for 10-12 hours to dry out.”
are you saying the oven needs to be on at 70°C for 10 – 12 hours.
I agree with you.I hope that helps.