Let’s roll!

This weekend along with the produce extravaganza and apple butter we put a batch of fruit rolls on the dehydrator.  For this I just did a quick trip to Trader Joes (one of my favorite stores) and Sprouts and grabbed whatever fruit looked good.  I ended up with peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and kiwi.  My dehydrator has four trays so we had the option to do four different combos (for general directions on fruit roll how-to you can refer back to the peach blog).  The blackberries I got specifically to test out a Pinterest recipe for Blackberry Mint Lime fruit rolls which used, obviously, mint and lime but for a sweetener they used honey.  For the second roll I decided on the classic combination of strawberry and kiwi.  For this one I used agave as my sweetener.  The strawberries weren’t super sweet so I used about a tbsp. vs the 1/2 tbsp I used in my first batch of fruit rolls.  The last combo was peach and raspberry which ended up being enough to fill the last two trays.  I also used agave as the sweetener in this one and added a little lemon juice to help keep the color of the peaches.  We ran them over night and took them off early morning.  The blackberry mint one was still pretty soft  and super sticky.  It could probably have gone longer but this was most likely because it was quite a bit thicker than the other ones.  The taste was absolutely amazing though and I think the favorite of the batch for my mom and sister.  I was partial to the peach  raspberry.  The only complaint was the seeds and you could probably run your purees through a sieve to remove them but I honestly don’t mind them and probably would opt not to in the future because of the extra dishes involved in doing so.  After the rolls are done I usually cut each round into 4 sections and then roll them in wax paper and twist the ends to keep them fresh and easy to carry.  So keep an eye out for fresh fruit, make up your own combinations and roll on!

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