Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Playtime Live |

If you have a little time on your hands and you’re feeling ambitious, try making a healthier, homemade version of this childhood favorite for a fun Playtime treat, courtesy of Martha Stewart Kids.


Ingredients:

2 cups dried apricots
3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup sugar

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees with rack in center. Place apricots in a large bowl, and cover with the water; let soak until they are completely soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve; drain, and reserve liquid.
  2. Place apricots in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade; add honey and sugar. Process until mixture is very smooth and easily spreadable. If it is too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon soaking liquid.
  3. Cover two 10-by-15-inch baking sheets with plastic wrap. Divide puree between the sheets; spread in a thin, even layer with an offset spatula. Let dry in oven until mixture is firm but slightly tacky, about 8 hours or overnight. Remove from oven; let cool.
  4. Peel fruit leather from plastic wrap, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips using a pizza cutter. Roll tightly into cylinders, and serve.
  5. Roll-ups can be stored in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe makes 30 roll-ups

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