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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients
From Lifehacker - September 15, 2017

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink orif youre very luckytie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit snack by making your own.

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Ive always had a good bit of success with this recipe from the Food Network,which requires:

The idea is that you can take pretty much any fruit, puree it with sugar, add lemon juice to taste, and then boil it down into a thick, fruity goop. This goop is then spread into a thin layer over a sheet of parchment or silicone baking mat, and dehydrated in a 200-degree oven until it can be peeled up and sliced (about 3-4 hours).

Its pretty straightforward process, but there are some nuances Ive picked over after making several batches:

Not All Fruit is Going to Behave Like You Expect It To

Tie-Dye is Challenging

Enlist Other Members of Your Pantry

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