13 Dec

Fail: Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

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Pin Reaper: Tracy Steel

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/173529391865333388/, via http://paleoaholic.com/paleo/paleo-strawberry-pineapple-fruit-leather/


What I Did: Yesterday I attempted to make homemade fruit roll ups because the picture of them on Pinterest looked amazing. I followed the instructions, however the end result was no ooey gooey deliciousness. No, I ended up with a strawberry glass cutter, or a fruity shield that could stop a bullet. My son took a bite and said: “thanks mom for the yummy fruit CRACKERS.” Sigh…

My Result: 

Next Time I Will:† I think it could be saved- it still tasted good! The recipe said to cook the fruit mixture for 7-9 hours. I would cut the cooking time down and see if that helps!

fruit roll ups homemade fail

Comments on this post
  1. NYCupcake says:

    Crush it up in yogurt maybe? Great attempt though!

    1. Candace says:

      I’ve read this one make the fail sites, some say it’s a troll pin. Alot of people say it doesn’t work unless you have a dehydrator. I like the idea though!

      1. L says:

        I use a dehydrator and it works fine to do in the oven I would think making sure the temp is low and checking often

        1. christy says:

          You have to leave the oven door cracked to let the moisture out I’ve done fruit leather in the oven several times and they come out great.

          1. Jean says:

            It’s the honey. Fruit leather really doesn’t work well unless you use sugar. It’s a chemical-composition-thing. My first attempt at fruit leather turned out like this too b/c I didn’t use enough sugar. It also depends on whether you live in a dry or humid climate. If you live in a very dry area, you may want to put a shallow pan of water on the rack under the leather so it doesn’t get brittle while it dries. I live in a very humid climate, so I can leave the fruit in the over overnight, and it will still be soft in the morning.

            1. laloca says:

              I have no idea what the recipe here is, but I make fruit leather all the time during the summer without a food dehydrator and without much added sugar. the key is how hot you let the cooking fruit get – if it gets too hot, it will make a hard candy rather than a soft leather. so you want to cook most of the moisture out of it over a very low heat, and then pour it into a prepared pan. I just then put it out in the sun (with cheesecloth tented over it) for a few hours on a hot day, and it sets up just fine.

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