Winter comes pretty late in France this year, so even though it’s already January, strawberries are still abundant in supermarkets. Every time I go grocery shopping I’d take 2-3 boxes of strawberry with me home. The strawberries are so juicy and sweet, that just eating them with yogurt is tasty enough.
However strawberries are quick to spoil, plus my fridge is quite small, so the boxes take a lot of places too, so I had to find ways to turn them into something else. I came across some posts and videos on Fruit roll-ups which are becoming a hype, so out of curiosity, I decided to give it a try, and was so pleased with the end result ❤
Fruit roll-ups are so easy to make, it just takes time. Nevertheless you don’t have to put much effort into making it, since it’s only waiting for the fruit puree to dry up in the oven. After that you will have some chewy and fruity roll up to please your sweet tooth. This can be given as a gift, or serve as snacks for kids and guests.
Công thức tiếng Việt: Kẹo hoa quả cuộn (Fruit roll-ups)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 hours
Servings: A 35cm x 30cm sheet of roll ups
* Ingredients & Equipments:
- 250g strawberry
- 1 tablespoon sugar/honey (can be adjusted according to taste and tartness of fruit)
- Blender/ Fruit processor
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper/ Silpat
1. Pre-heat the oven at 90-100°C.
2. Wash the strawberries and cut off the stem, blend them in a blender with honey until smooth. Pass the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the seeds.
250g strawberry; 1 tablespoon of honey
3. Line the baking tray with wax paper or silpat, pour the mixture on top and spread out with a spatula into a rectangle, about 35 x 30cm.
4. Put the tray in the oven for 2-3 hours (during this your house will be infused with the very sweet smell of strawberry), open the oven door for about 5-10 seconds from times to times to let more steam escapes. When the mixture becomes smooth and feel only slightly tacky when you touch then it’s done.
All that’s left now is to wait for it to cool down and cut into strips, use wax paper to roll each strip and store in an air-tight container.
You can freely choose almost any type of fruits you want for this recipe, in the photo below I used mango mixed with some grated ginger, and I sprinkled some white sesame on top.
You can also use peaches, apricots, or a mix of many fruits would be nice too. Using this as a snack, you can be sure that there’s no chemicals, and very little to no added sugar
1. The dehydrating time will differ, depending on the size of your oven and the amount of fruit you use.
2. The mixture will usually dry up on the edges first which is very normal. If the edges are too dry compared to the center of the roll-ups, just trim them off (for a taste-test :p) and divide the rest into strips like usual.
3. With hard fruits like apples or pears, you should simmer them with a bit of water on the stove top for 10 minutes so it’s easier to mash them.
4. You can shorten the drying time by simmering the mixture on stove top for 5-10 minutes until the mixture thickens a bit, and then spreading it out on parchent paper and stick in the oven.