Homemade Fruit Roll Up Fail

One of my favourite things to do on a sunny Friday when I was living in Sydney was visit the local farmers markets. I’d go and grab a coffee and a muffin and wander the stalls picking up lots of yummy fresh fruit and veggies, amazing bread, spices and healthy snacks. One of my favourite snacks were the homemade fruit roll ups!

So the other day when I was sitting in the sun and reminiscing about those markets, I decided to try to make my own homemade fruit roll ups. I did some googling and checked out the recipes on Pinterest and I was feeling pretty confident. My favourite flavour back in Aus were the Kiwi and Strawberry ones, so I decided to start there.

Fruit roll up recipe
Of course, a few hours later I found this recipe in a book I already had on my shelf!

how did it go?

Let’s just say it didn’t go exactly to plan. I mean, to be honest it wasn’t a complete disaster. I did manage to salvage a few yummy roll ups. It’s just that after all the effort I was hoping for a few more than 6, and a whole lot less mess!

I felt like I made a strong start. Simmering the fruit, adding just the right amount of sugar, and getting it to the perfect consistency. I was still confident when I had put the tray in the oven and set my timer for 5 hours. They would be ready just in time for afternoon tea! The smell of burning fruit only 2 hours later brought me back to reality. After breaking off the burnt pieces and throwing away the part I couldn’t separate from the foil. I was left with 6 almost perfect, delicious homemade fruit roll ups 🙂

would i try again?

Yes, I’ll definitely give these another go. This time using the recipe I already have here. I think I’ve learnt from my mistakes and after a little practice I’ll be able to get these right. But for now, I’ll try and savour these 6 yummy, if not so good looking roll ups 🙂

Cheers, Jess

Homemade Fruit Rollups