Spicy Mango & Peppery Strawberry Mint Fruit Roll Ups

 Spicy Mango & Peppery Strawberry Mint Fruit Roll Ups

I wasn’t cooking or baking too much while my mum was here and was playing sous chef or rather a dishwasher. :/ But I was totally enjoying my role considering what I was getting in return! 😉

So yesterday I thought it was time to put the oven to work.  I had seen these fruit rolls ups or fruit leather, as they are also called, on Pinterest for a while and knew that I had to try them. I also had researched to know that the oven would need to put about 5-6 hours of work and yesterday seemed just the day for it.

I made these in two fruit flavours: Spicy Mango and Peppery Strawberry Mint. These pretty dark pink & yellow roll ups are fruity, chewy, super easy, have no added sugar or ingredients that you and I cannot pronounce.

Spicy Mango & Peppery Strawberry Mint Fruit Roll Ups

It’ll also take you right back to your childhood. Those of you who have grown up in India, would remember “Aam-Pappad”? This is exactly that.. just home-made! I am pretty sure most of us have had this in some form as kids..and errr.. adults.. just like now. 🙂

So we hope all you FF party goers enjoy this humble snack as much as we did!

Here is how we made it:

Spicy Mango & Peppery Strawberry Mint Fruit Roll Ups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 10-12 four inch roll ups

Ingredients

    For the Spicy Mango Roll Up
  • 2 medium sized mangoes
  • ¼ teaspoon pinch of red chilli powder
  • For the Peppery Strawberry Mint Roll Up
  • 2 cups strawberries (or one box)
  • 5-7 fresh mint leaves ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • a teaspoon of honey

Instructions

    For the Spicy Mango Roll Up
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 F and line one baking sheet/ sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Puree the mango in a food processor or blender until its smooth.
  3. Add in the red chilli powder and give it a quick blitz.
  4. Pour the purée on the prepared baking sheet and using a rubber spatula or an off-set spatula, spread the mango purée as flat and as evenly as possible. It should be about 1/8th inch thick.
  5. Bake the purée for 5 to 6 hours. The roll-ups are done when the purée has dried and is no longer sticky.
  6. Remove the roll-ups from the oven. Place another piece of wax paper on top of the roll-ups, flip it and then peel off the bottom wax paper or silicone baking sheet. If the bottom side of the roll-ups are still wet, continue baking them until they are fully dried.
  7. Once they are done, cut the sheet into long strips and then roll these up (see notes below).
  8. For the Peppery Strawberry Mint Roll Up
  9. Preheat the oven to 170 F and line one baking sheet/ sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  10. Puree the strawberry together with the honey, pepper and mint leaves in a food processor or blender until its smooth.
  11. Pour the purée on the prepared baking sheet and using a rubber spatula or an off-set spatula, spread the purée as flat and as evenly as possible. It should be about 1/8th inch thick.
  12. Bake the purée for 5 to 6 hours. The roll-ups are done when the purée has dried and is no longer sticky.
  13. Remove the roll-ups from the oven. Place another piece of wax paper on top of the roll-ups, flip it and then peel off the bottom wax paper or silicone baking sheet.
  14. If the bottom side of the roll-ups are still wet, flip the roll-ups over and continue baking them until they are fully dried.
  15. Cut the sheet into long strips and then roll these up.

Notes

1. The baking time of the fruit roll-ups may vary depending on the exact thickness of your fruit roll-ups and the differing temperatures of ovens. It is good to check your roll-ups often after 3 hours.

2. If you are using a wax paper to line your baking sheet, the reason you should peel and discard the bottom wax paper is because it may be too sticky to handle later and you won’t know if it is fully cooked on the bottom side.

http://www.confusedbawarchis.com/2014/06/27/spicy-mango-peppery-strawberry-mint-fruit-roll-ups/

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36 Comments:

  1. Looks like I’m going to attend this wonderful craft classes!!! Colors… Clicks… Process… Everything is just so perfect 🙂 I saw mango one at Sonal’s a few days back, I guess!!! And this one sounds amazing to try. But honestly, never did this before… So I’m scared a bit too 😛

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  4. Hi Aditi and Nikil, I have always loved fruit roll-ups and your spicy versions look delightful. Have bookmarked them to try out sometime. In the meantime, as one of the fourteen posts I enjoyed most this week, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the team readership award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-vT. Have a lovely day!

    • Hi Ahila! Glad to know you loved our version of fruit rollups! Thank you so much for the award. We have a few pending awards that we need to work on and we’ll add this to our list. Really appreciate it! 🙂

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  6. Happy Fiesta Friday Aditi! You know what I love about these the most? That you took fruit roll ups and made them adult roll ups! I love the spicy mango and peppery strawberry mint flavors… they’re very cool, and something I would totally have making…and eating!! Love this.. Thank you so much for bringing such a fun treat to the table this week! <3

  7. wow these look so good, what a fab idea!

  8. Perfect treat for eyes and yumny

  9. These are adorable, Aditi! You two need to have kids and feed these to them! 😉

  10. A heathy fruit roll up has been on my ever growing list of recipe makeovers I want to try – and now I really don’t have to make it up. Amazing!! These look awesome. Will def make!!

  11. Oh, I love these sooo much! I have come across a few images of fruit rollups and they look super intriguing and I think they are a great alternative to the artificial fruit gummies that you can buy – and such lovely pictures you guys took of them! love the matching colored strings you used to tie them! really lovely!

  12. These look Amazing Aditi! How neat! I am definitely going to try these! They look fairly simple to make too!

  13. adi they look very nice.Packing is too good .:)

  14. These look gorgeous!! And I looove the packaging and the photos! Lovely 🙂

  15. Wow guys, these look amazing, so inventive, I couldn’t imagine where you would even start to be able to make them!! Thank you so much for bringing them to this weeks party, I can’t wait to try them x

  16. They look so beautiful! Never thought these are so easy to make!

  17. Beautiful idea! Maybe I could try this in s dehydrator?

  18. You made your own fruit roll ups! Awesome! I would love to try this!

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  20. You have created a childhood memory here with Aam papad. I am saving this post to make later with the kids :). Gorgeous and playful display of colors too :).
    Sonal