I chose today’s project, fruit roll ups from September Living (recipe posted here). I used strawberries. I had a little trouble getting this to bake enough. I kept taking it out and checking it and ended up baking an extra hour to get most of it to that fruit leather consistency. The center still was not done and I ended up just tossing the middle part.
To be honest, I’ve never tried a fruit roll up in my life so I had DudeMartha be the tester on this one. DudeMartha has had them, but not in my house! I never bought these for my kids since I treated them like candy. He’s had them elsewhere of course though. He did not like that there were some seeds (I guess my fine sieve is not fine enough) but other than that he thought it was ok.
If I had little kids who begged me for fruit roll ups, I could see making this, so that I would know exactly what was in it and be able to control the sugar. If you want to try it without sugar, my friend Kristin Gough did a recipe on her blog, MyKidsEatSquid with a recipe for that. You’ll also note her recipe has a very long baking time – 10+ hours which seems to be what is needed!