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All-Fruit Homemade Fruit Rolls

2018-08-21T00:00:48-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: How To|Tags: |

This amazingly simple way to make fruit rolls makes a great snack anytime, and is healthy too. What you need before you get started: [fusion_checklist icon=”” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”” divider=”” divider_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=””]

2 pounds fresh fruit or your choice – apples, pears, plums, etc.

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Half a lemon

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A blender

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A dehydrator with plastic trays

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Steps to make your own fruit rolls

Making your own fruit rolls, or fruit leather, is quite easy, and fun too!

I get bags of bulk fruit at places like the local farmers market or Sprouts. Sometimes you can get bags of bulk fruit for a discount. You can use apples, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries, or whatever fruit you want. You will need about 2 pounds of fruit.

First, cut up the bulk fruit into smaller pieces to be able to puree better in the blender.

cut apples

Next place the cut fruit into a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, and puree until very smooth. While blending add the juice from half a lemon as a preservative.

vitamix blender puree apples

After this spread the fruit puree on smooth plastic trays for the dehydrator. You can make several layers of trays at one time. You may have to buy additional trays for all the fruit. The fruit puree should be shallow, but not too thick, no more than 1/4 an inch. Spread this evenly over all trays.

dehydrator fruit puree

After spreading the fruit set the dial of the dehydrator to 135° Fahrenheit, or about 57° Celsius and let the puree dry for about 8 hours.

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Finally after about 8 hours you will see the fruit layer dried out considerably. If it is solid enough to be pried with a knife and feels a bit like leather then it is ready to be taken out.

Carefully remove the fruit layer and cut into strips, rolling up to make the finished snack.

Fruit rolls make a great treat on the go and kids love them. Enjoy!

Simple All-Natural Fruit Roll Recipe

A simple, 2-ingredient recipe for fruit rolls. All you need is fruit, a blender, and a dehydrator.

  • 2 pounds fresh fruit (apples, plums, blueberries, pears, etc)
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Cut fresh fruit

  2. Puree fruit in blender

  3. Add […]

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Homemade Apple Cider Dill Pickles

2018-08-20T23:29:58-04:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: How To|

Homemade pickles are some of the best you can eat, as long as you have good ingredients. The great thing is there’s no need to be precise on the amounts. Almost any way you make it, as long as the proportions are more or less close, the pickles will taste great! For the last batch of about 10 jars I made each one was different, but they were all tasty.

The recipe here is more of a general guide and is very open to variation, and I encourage you to try out your own version.

So don’t worry if you’ve never made pickles before, this is going to be easy. Just learn some basics and play around until you find the combination you like.

Gather items for your pickle recipe

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Home grown organic cucumbers (or store-bought cucumbers)

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Garden tomatoes

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Banana peppers (or other minimally spicy peppers)

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Apple cider vinegar

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Fresh dill

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Himalayan sea salt

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Fresh garlic

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Celery seeds

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Whole black pepper

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Ground mustard

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Ground turmeric

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Paprika

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Large cooking pot

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Several large glass jars

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Garlic press

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Cutting board

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Knives

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Prepare the pickle ingredients

cucumbers packed in jar with dill and garlic

To start cut fresh cucumbers into fourths if small, or into eighths if large. Make sure you have enough jars for the amount of cucumber slices.

Now take a clean jar and lay it on it’s side to allow you to place the cucumber slices inside without them falling to the bottom. Place the slices and optionally peppers and tomatoes inside until you fill the entire jar. Pack them in tight to get as many as you can. There’s still plenty of space for the pickle brine.

Turn the jars back upright and shake a bit to allow the cucumbers to settle to the bottom. You can add some salt, as well as other spices, whichever you prefer. Whole black pepper is good to add now as well as celery seed. The spices will settle towards the bottom but don’t worry. Once you add the boiling brine and cover the lid you shake it up to mix it around.

Next take fresh garlic and using a garlic press mince several cloves of garlic for each jar on the top.

Now on a cutting board and […]

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