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Title: Thermo Fruit Rolls (Roll ups)
Post by: Karonjulie on February 08, 2009, 05:50:47 am
Thermo Fruit Rolls

750g fruit of choice (apricots, peaches, plums, berries, applies, pears, grapes)
1 banana peeled (optional)
juice 1/2 small lemon or lime

Preparation:

Place fruit into TM bowl (including stones and or skins, except banana peel) and cook for 10 minutes on 100 degrees on speed 2.

Strain mixture through basket to remove stones if necessary and return cooked fruit to TM Bowl.  Taste and add sweetener if required.

Add juice (strained) and process for 30 seconds on speed 9 until completely smooth.

Spread thinly onto well oiled baking tray or silicone baking mat and dry in the oven for 9-12 hours overnight at 80 degrees until it is no longer sticky to touch.

Cut into strips, wrap in plastic to keep separated and keep in pantry until use for up to to 12 months.

Tips/Hints:

You can add cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla with the lemon juice for a different flavour.

Using the banana or apples will increase the quantity and reduce the overall price of your fruit rolls.

It is better to divide and conquer!  spread the mixture onto several small trays rather than one big one as this will reduce the drying time.

This recipe is from the Lunch Box and After School Idea's recipe book Feb 2009

members' comments

Baf65 - if you have a food dehydrator you can just spread it on  the trays and dry in there - I must brush the cobwebs off my dehydrator!!

MelissaS - Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. I made it with strawberries for my kids and we all loved it. I dried my first batch in the over at a slightly too high heat and it got a little burnt, turned the heat down for the second batch and it was perfect.
We will definitely be making this again!

mama bel - Yum!  I've been using my dehydrator a lot lately.  The other night I made some fruit leather, rolled the whole thing into a tube and cut into spirals with the kitchen scissors.  Put each little spiral into a lunchbox so it's not stuck together, only touching very slightly.  They come out easily and are just thin, long strips, rolled up.  The kids love them!  If they're sticky, you can also toss some coconut in the container if your kids like that.
This is also another use for failed jams, if you didn't use any/much sugar in them.

CarolineW -  Probably because of the fruits I used (Apple, plums, apricots) it was hard work to strain it through the steamer basket to get rid of the skins and stones/pips.  I wished that I'd just peeled and cored them.  I then put them in the oven to dry but couldn't get the temperature low enough, even using the tea towel trick.  The result was more of a boiled sweet than a leather but it was a huge hit with DH and DD1, so that was OK. I bit the bullet and bought a dehydrator, which I've been threatening to do for years.  This afternoon I made some leather (without the straining) and it was super easy.  I've just tasted the results from the dehydrator (the trays of which I lined with baking parchment) and all I can say is Yum!  DH is of the same opinion.  DD1 will get to taste it tomorrow.  I dried some apple rings while I was at it, and they're lovely too. I used strawberries, apples (peeled & cored) and banana.  Lovely.

Brumington - I made these today with a glut of apples and pears. The kids and I thought it was lovely. Added some vanilla in with the lemon. Can't wait to try this with other fruits too.

astarra - My MIL made these for our girls using only plums and the lemon juice and they loved them!

Tasty - Made these using mainly watermelon and a little banana to make up the weight. Turned out a vibrant deep pink colour however I'm not too sure I like the taste. Prefer the apple ones I did using another recipe (I think).
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: CarolineW on February 08, 2009, 10:14:22 pm
I'm definitely going to try this - thanks!!!
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Thermomixer on February 09, 2009, 12:15:40 am
Thanks - the TMX will really produce nice smooth fruit leathers.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: baf65 on February 09, 2009, 06:14:14 am
And if you have a food dehydrator you can just spread it on the the trays and dry in there - I must brush the cobwebs off my dehydrator!!
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: trudy on February 09, 2009, 10:31:39 am
I had to brush off the cobwebs too.  I had so many peaches that drying them seemed the only option!!!!! 

Trudy
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: MelissaS on July 21, 2009, 06:24:36 pm
Karonjulie,

Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. I made it with strawberries for my kids and we all loved it. I dried my first batch in the over at a slightly too high heat and it got a little burnt, turned the heat down for the second batch and it was perfect.

We will definitely be making this again!
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: mama_bel on August 18, 2010, 02:17:08 pm
Yum!  I've been using my dehydrator a lot lately.  The other night I made some fruit leather, rolled the whole thing into a tube and cut into spirals with the kitchen scissors.  Put each little spiral into a lunchbox so it's not stuck together, only touching very slightly.  They come out easily and are just thin, long strips, rolled up.  The kids love them!  If they're sticky, you can also toss some coconut in the container if your kids like that.

This is also another use for failied jams, if you didn't use any/much sugar in them. ;)
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Thermomixer on August 19, 2010, 04:56:19 am
Good thinking mama_bel.  Great to see you back here  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: amgrantham81 on October 22, 2010, 11:47:04 am
The lowest setting on my oven is 120C, any idea's on how I can do this??

Thanks for posting the recipe.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: zebraa on October 23, 2010, 11:41:37 am
I think you are meant to aim for between 50-70 deg when drying. I put mine on the lowest (100) and leave the door open with a rolled up tea towl when I am drying apples and that works fine - but it only takes 3 hours not the usual min 6. So  Iwould try that but do it in the day and keep an eye on it so you can see when it gets too much.

Try with half a batch maybe.

Would they be able to be stored rolled up in an airtight container instead of the clingwrap?
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Thermomixer on October 28, 2010, 06:38:28 am
The lowest setting on my oven is 120C, any idea's on how I can do this??
 

generally you can have the oven on at between the Off & lowest setting and it will come somewhere around the 70 or 80.

Do you have an oven thermometer to check?
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: amgrantham81 on November 04, 2010, 09:08:11 am
The lowest setting on my oven is 120C, any idea's on how I can do this??
 

generally you can have the oven on at between the Off & lowest setting and it will come somewhere around the 70 or 80.

Do you have an oven thermometer to check?

I just went and had a play, and if I push the oven back to before 120 the flame goes out, I have a gas oven.  I dont have an oven thermometer.


I will tyr the tea towel theory tomorrow.  No kids at home so it will not be a risk to them.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Wonder on May 31, 2011, 04:16:43 am
Hi,

I make these roll ups with all our left over fruit and the kids love it for their lunch boxes. Recently one of my son's teachers has commented that all the nutrients in the fruit are destroyed as a result of the cooking, and as such he is not allowed to have this as a "healthy snack". Does anyone know the affects on the nutritional value from the initial TMX cooking and then the dehydrating process? I use whole fruit with only cores or stones removed and honey for a little sweetness.

I understand there would be some nutritional loss but would have thought it would retain the majority.
Thanks
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: judydawn on May 31, 2011, 05:55:41 am
That's a shame Wonder, anything homemade has to be better than shop bought treats I would have thought.
Found this comment here http://blog.food-dehydrator.com/

"While the food dehydrating process does cause some nutrient loss, dried fruit is still an excellent source of:

■Vitamins A and various vitamin Bís
■Minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, copper and manganese
■Protein
■Natural sugars
■Antioxidants
Dried fruit generally does not contain vitamin D and only contains small amounts of Vitamin C. However, applying a coat of lemon, lime, pineapple or other citrus fruit juice before the fruit dehydrating process can add vitamin C to the dried fruit, help prevent food discoloration and offset flavor and nutrition loss."

Perhaps you could show it to the teacher and see what her/his answer is.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Wonder on July 16, 2011, 11:48:05 pm
Thanks for the information Judy. I haven't had a chance to get back to the teacher and with less fruit around in winter haven't been making as many roll ups.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: foodiepep on July 17, 2011, 01:33:10 am
I do get why a teacher would say no to the rollups.  They may be healthier than the bought roll ups but they do still contain added sweetener in the form of honey and they are a processed food, even though you are the one processing it.

Unfortunately, the Teacher needs to draw the line somewhere and if they don't allow bought rollups they also need to not allow home made ones. 
The concept of healthy snack time is to encourage kids to eat whole foods in their natural form. 
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: CarolineW on August 04, 2011, 11:42:47 pm
And if you have a food dehydrator you can just spread it on the the trays and dry in there - I must brush the cobwebs off my dehydrator!!

Hi, I finally got around to trying this the other night.  Probably because of the fruits I used (Apple, plums, apricots) it was hard work to strain it through the steamer basket to get rid of the skins and stones/pips.  I wished that I'd just peeled and cored them.  I then put them in the oven to dry, but couldn't get the temperature low enough, even using the tea towel trick.  The result was more of a boiled sweet than a leather, but it was a huge hit with DH and DD1, so that was OK.

I thought that if I'd peeled and cored the fruit then it would have been easy to make this, so I bit the bullet and bought a dehydrator, which I've been threatening to do for years.  This afternoon I made some leather (without the straining) and it was super easy.  I've just tasted the results from the dehydrator (the trays of which I lined with baking parchment) and all I can say is Yum!  DH is of the same opinion.  DD1 will get to taste it tomorrow.  I dried some apple rings while I was at it, and they're lovely too.

I used strawberries, apples (peeled & cored) and banana.  Lovely.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: jkmt on August 05, 2011, 04:04:03 am
I can understand these rollups not being allowed at fruit break time - our school wouldn't allow them then either, as kids are supposed to have either raw fruit or veges then. But it would be a different matter at afternoon recess when the alternative would often be a sweetened biscuit, cupcake or some other processed snack. Will give it a try some time.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: LinCal0810 on August 08, 2011, 04:23:57 am
Hi,

I am wanting to make these for my 2 DS's and I have a dehydrator, just wondering how long I need to put them in there for, is it still about 12hours, if it is I will just put them on over night once my boys go to bed.

Thank you in Advance

Emma
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: SusanKP on November 29, 2011, 06:31:57 am
oh I wish I didnt eat my last banana - will try this soon! Cannot wait
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Brumington on September 10, 2012, 10:16:02 am
I made these today with a glut of apples and pears. The kids and I thought it was lovely. Added some vanilla in with the lemon. Can't wait to try this with other fruits too.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: BecciM on September 20, 2012, 01:01:46 pm
I found also that these didn't take as long as the recipe stated, mine only took about 4 hours, I burnt the first batch.
Other than that it's great :D
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Squeak on May 25, 2013, 02:55:22 am
I am trying these right now.  Hubby bought an extra bag of grapes - not knowing I'd already bought some! - so I'm trying to do a grape roll up.  Initially I thought it would be too wet as it seemed very runny but whilst pouring it out I saw that it wasn't running all the way to the edge of my silicone mat.  As I only have one large silicone mat I've also put some in my dehydrator using greaseproof paper - dehydrator was bought 2nd hand so I don't have the "proper" mats for liquid products.  Our oven is gas so I've got it just under 120C with the door barely propped open with a tea towel. I'm curious to hear from anyone with a gas oven who has tried this regarding how far open their oven door was, thanks!
Will post a pic of the finished product :)
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: astarra on May 25, 2013, 03:00:08 am
My MIL made these for our girls using only plums and the lemon juice and they loved them! :)
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: cookie1 on May 25, 2013, 01:15:25 pm
I look forward to the photo Squeak.
Title: Re: THERMO FRUIT ROLLS (ROLL UPS)
Post by: Tasty on November 15, 2013, 02:22:32 pm
Made these yesterday using mainly watermelon and a little banana to make up the weight. Turned out a vibrant deep pink colour however I'm not too sure I like the taste. Prefer the apple ones I did using another recipe (I think).