Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tri-Color Fruit Roll ups

To make things fun with our fruit roll ups, I'll make it with three flavors. I've also wondered if I can add little shapes that you pull out.

Tri-color fruit roll ups
45 oz apple sauce
1.5 oz jello of each flavor (blueberry, orange, raspberry)

parchment paper
2 cookie sheets
spatula, an off set spatula works best for me.
3 bowls
optional - scale, to weigh each ingredient.

Set oven to your lowest setting (mine is 170°).

Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
- Make note of the direction the paper rolls up. I prefer it to roll along the short side (width) of the pan, so when I roll it into a tube it's the maximum length.

In each bowl, pour 15 oz. of apple sauce. Add 1.5 oz of jello into one bowl. Repeat. Mix together.

On a third of the cookie sheet, pour flavored applesauce in a long strip following the rolling direction of the
paper. Spread mixture thinly and evenly in that section. Repeat.

Dry in the oven for 5-8 hours. The length of time depends on how thin the mixture was spread and the moisture content. After about 3 hours, I rotate and turn the trays.

At hour 5, it I start checking firmness and tackiness. If it is firm but sticky, leave it in and check in 30 minute increments.
-If the middle is a little sticky, that's ok. Drying too long will make the sides brittle. 

Lift the parchment paper from the cookie sheet, and roll into a tube. With scissors, remove any uneven edges, then cut into pieces.

Store in an air tight container

You will have enough applesauce (flavored & unflavored) for two more cookie sheets. Use within a week, for another batch or to eat.
Mixing applesauce and flavors

Pouring and Spreading

Rolling Up

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