I went crazy on Sunday baking and making a ton of random snacks and baked goods. One of the things I ran across while on Pinterest was this 3 ingredient homemade fruit roll up by Fifteen Spatulas. I figured, might as well try it, it's only 3 ingredients, even if it doesn't work it can't be that big of a loss. Let me tell you, it's delicious and easy!
Super easy but a little time consuming.
Here's how you do it:
8 oz strawberries, stems trimmed
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tbsp sugar
1. Place the trimmed strawberries in a blender or food processor and puree them for a minute or so
until smooth. You don't want any strawberry chunks in the mixture. Transfer the strawberry puree to a
saucepan and add the lemon juice and sugar. Turn the heat to medium to medium high, and cook
the mixture for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and jammy. The goal
here is to cook out much of the moisture.
2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F, or as low as your oven will go, making sure it's less than 200
degrees at the highest.
3. Spread the strawberry jam into a rectangle shape onto a baking pan lined with a silpat or
parchment paper. You may use an offset spatula or a regular spatula to help spread the mixture as
evenly as possible, until the rectangle is about 1/8 inch thick. Keep in mind the fruit leather will lose
some of its thickness in the oven as it dehydrates, so make sure that none of the jam is so thin that
you can see through it as you spread.
4. Cook in the oven for 3-4 hours, until the fruit mixture no longer feels sticky, just a bit tacky. Remove
from the oven and let it cool completely. Transfer to a cutting board lined with wax paper, and use a
pizza cutter to cut long strips. Roll them up into the fruit rollups, and enjoy.
So tasty, they don't make much so I'd quadruple your recipe or make multiple at a time so you're not wasting all of that energy in the oven.