Strawberry Lemonade and Basil Fruit Roll-ups

Growing up, I absolutely loved fruit roll-ups! Especially the “fruit by the foot” kind, because there was more to eat of course! πŸ™‚ So, homemade fruit roll-ups with real fruit and no refined sugar?! Yes please!!

I have four peopleΒ to thank for this wonderful treat that I made: The first three are Aditi and Nikhil atΒ Confused Bawarchis & Sonal at Simply Vegetarian for opening my eyes to the fact that these actually can be made….at home….with good ingredients! πŸ™‚

And finally, I must say thanks to Little Sprouts Kitchen for encouraging me to be brave enough to try strawberry and basil together! I did it! I did it! And I absolutely love it!

The word my hubby used to describe these roll-ups? “Excellent!” I will definitely take that! πŸ˜€ These were amazing….hard to stop eating! πŸ™‚ And wouldn’t they make cute little treats at a shower or something? Or how about at a party? Fiesta Friday to be exact. πŸ˜€

 

Strawberry Lemonade and Basil Fruit Roll-Ups

*Adapted and Inspired from Β Confused BawarchisΒ andΒ Simply VegetarianΒ by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 strawberries
  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • 2 large pieces of fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup honey

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (I ended up moving it up to 200 degrees for about the last hour, because mine seemed to be taking longer.)
  • Wash and puree the strawberries.
  • Cut one lemon in half and squeeze the fresh juice into the pureed strawberries.
  • Cut another lemon in half and peel the skin off. Throw the half of the lemon in with the strawberry puree.
  • Add the honey and 2 large pieces of fresh basil, and mix until everything is pureed along with the strawberries.
  • Cover a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
  • Pour the pureed fruit mixture out onto the paper as evenly as you can.
  • Let bake for 6 hours.
  • Take out of oven and let cool. Once cooled, you can use kitchen shears to cut them into the size and length you would like.
  • Roll them up and tie to hold them closed.
  • When you are ready to eat them they should easily peel off the paper.

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110 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade and Basil Fruit Roll-ups

    • Maybe I will try mango sometime. πŸ™‚ Yep, 6 hrs….it would have took a little longer if I hadn’t turned up the temperature a bit though. So yummy! Thanks Malar!

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  1. When I only saw the photo in the link up, I told myself ‘Yay! Somebody made fruit roll-ups again. I am sure this person was inspired by Aditi and Sonal.’ When i clicked the link to direct me to the blog, I was amazed when I found out you made these. Such a great job, Lori. Recipes that require patience and time really makes me sick. πŸ˜€ So I really admire you, Aditi and Sonal for making such great fruit roll-ups! Happy FF#24! ❀

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    • Hehehe….thanks Jhuls! πŸ™‚ The nice thing about this recipe is it is super quick to make….the patience comes in letting it sit in the oven for so many hours…but those are hours that you can do something else around the house, read, etc. πŸ™‚

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    • So glad I could bring some good memories up for you Chitra! πŸ™‚ Everyone keeps mentioning these mango roll-ups…I am going to have to try some!

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    • Thanks Farianti! Like I mentioned to Jhuls, the actual making of them is super easy. The patience only comes with having to let them sit in the oven….during those hours you can do whatever else you want around the house. πŸ™‚

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  3. Looks amazing! Awesome job, Lori! I have been meaning to try fruit roll ups forever and then when CB posted I I said I have to do this. Now I really have to do this! Easy, healthy, delightful. My kinda cookin!

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    • Thank you! Yes, try them! They are so good! I am actually making a different type today that I will post at some point. Looking forward to seeing how they come out! πŸ™‚

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    • Awe…..thanks Sonal! I am so glad you all introduced me to these! I have another type in the oven right now….will post about them when they are finished and when I have tried them….hehehe.

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  4. Lori, these look absolutely amazing. I love how you put basil in them too! The ribbon around them makes them adorable as well. I just might have to try these out during the school year. Happy Fiesta Friday and have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

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  5. I too was clueless that fruit roll ups can be made at home.. As a kid (even now ;)) I enjoyed eating mango roll up & it was delicious… this rool ups looks amazing… cant believe it is so simple and easy to make… I m definitely trying this. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Arpita! Good to see you again! I am with you….I still love them now! πŸ™‚ Never too old for fruit roll-ups! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you try to make your own….would love to hear how it goes!

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  6. I had never even thought of making fruit roll-ups at home. These look so simple and totally delicious! Happy Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

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  7. I am beginning to see the attraction to fruit roll ups – and what a great way to use up excess fruit when available in the summer. Your blend of flavours is very clever – must give it a try. Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday.

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    • Thanks for helping host Hilda! Hope it has been fun for you! The flavors were definitely lovely together…I never would have imagined! πŸ™‚

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  8. Lori, omg! these look so good! All of you ladies are tempting me so much – i have got to make these now soon! Love your recipe with the combination of strawberry and basil! I can only imagine how good it must taste! thanks for bringing these to Fiesta Friday.! I am totally snacking on these! πŸ™‚

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    • I am so glad they look good Indu! They sure tasted good! πŸ™‚ I have a different type in the oven right now….so looking forward to how they come out and will post about them. I do hope you try to make some….they are really easy and so delicious! Thanks again for co-hosting! Hope it has been fun for you!

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  9. Hi Lori – how lovely that the Aditi, Nikhil and Sonal have inspired you to try roll-ups. Yours look so adorable tied up in string! I remember my grandmother making these in Nairobi, with mango – but she would leave the puree to dry out in large stainless steel trays in the hot sun -they were wonderful and I used to eat more than my fair share! Thank you so much for sharing this great flavour combination with us all – I don’t think there will be any left especially as I have seen Jhuls sneaking a couple more just now! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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    • How lovely that your grandmother could leave the puree out and let the sun do the work…I am sure they tasted so so so good! Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for co-hosting Selma! Hehehe…Jhuls is so sneaky πŸ˜‰

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    • Yay! I am so glad you like my photos Prudy! I do so love photography, particularly food photography now that I cook! πŸ™‚ I have a different type of roll-ups in the oven right now.. πŸ™‚

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  11. These look and sound great, I love the idea of that flavour combination! I love basil with fruit. i’m so glad I managed to come check out the FF posts this week in the midst of trying to fix my blog, great to be able to come to the party and see fab things like this even if I can’t bring anything myself this week!

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  12. Oh wow Lori, I love this! My son is a big fan of fruit roll-ups too! And of course, he loves Lemonade. I quit buying the fruit roll-ups so much because of the sugar in them. This is so exciting …I never thought to make them. I will have to try this soon. πŸ™‚

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  13. Hi Lori! Thanks for the shout out and so sorry for not getting back to you earlier. For some strange reason the pingback was sitting in our spam folder and I just saw it while clearing it. Your roll ups and the combination of ingredients look absolutely delicious. Isn’t it so great that they are so easy to make!

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