How to Make Tropical Fruit Roll Ups
In a blender or food processor, blend together all the fruit and the juice of half a lemon, which will add a little bit of acid to brighten up the flavor and maintain the color of the fruit. We also found adding 1 tablespoon of sugar really helps bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit, but you should sweeten to taste.
Before we pour the mixture out onto our dehydrator fruit roll ups trays, we lightly grease them with a non-flavored oil. (Since these are tropical fruit roll ups, coconut oil would work well here too!) This a critical step and will help make removing the roll ups a lot easier once they’re done.
The other key to getting the fruit roll ups right texture is to make sure you spread your fruit mixture evenly on the trays. Even layers will cook evenly. Uneven layers will cook unevenly. While a rubber spatula will help get the mixture roughly distributed, we found that gently shaking the trays in our hands helps “settle out” the mixture to evenly coat the trays.
Run the dehydrator at 135F for 4-6 hours, depending on how thick your fruit puree ended up being. It’s a good idea to check on it periodically to make sure everything is setting up nicely. You want the top to be just barely tacky. Too wet and it’ll fall apart. Too dry and it’ll crumble. Once you get them to that sweet spot, remove and enjoy.
- 1 lb strawberries, stems removed
- ½ lb mango
- 2 bananas
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
- Thaw the fruit if frozen. Add fruit, lemon juice, and sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Lightly oil your dehydrator fruit roll ups trays. Divide the fruit puree evenly across the trays – we used 4 trays for ours, but depending on your tray’s surface area yours may require more or fewer trays. The puree should be spread out in an even, ¼” layer.
- Set your dehydrator to 135F and dehydrate 4-6 hours.
- Remove the trays from the dehydrator and carefully peel the roll ups off the trays. Cut into strips, roll, and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.