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Homemade Cranberry Fruit Roll Ups

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Learn how to make delicious Homemade Cranberry Fruit Roll-Ups with this easy-to-follow recipe that combines the tartness of cranberries with the same sweetness as homemade strawberry fruit rollups. These healthy fruit leathers are made with real, wholesome ingredients, ensuring a flavorful and nutritious snack for any occasion. Follow along as I guide you through the simple steps to make fruit roll ups that burst with fruity goodness in every bite.

Cranberry roll ups on a table with cranberries.
Cranberry roll ups.

The best snack on the go, added to the lunch box for our loved ones, is one recipe that was gone in minutes. Everyone loved it so much that I decided to revisit the shop and buy all that was left so I could make roll-ups to last us a whole year. 

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Together with dehydrated cranberries, beautiful, colorful cranberry powder and homemade cranberry juice in the fridge, you will always have them. To have your pantry filled with cranberries is the best thing you can give yourself and your family. 

Why You Will Love This Fruit Roll-Up Recipe

If you are a fan of fruit snacks that are as delicious as guilt-free, these cranberry fruit roll-ups are about to become your new best friend.

No added sugar- forget about store-bought fruit roll-ups loaded with preservatives and artificial sugars. These homemade fruit roll-ups are all about pure, unadulterated goodness.

Customizable flavors – the beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. Experiment with different fruits, making your own fruit flavor combinations.

Simple ingredients – with a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these roll-ups without breaking a sweat. It’s a perfect recipe for busy days when you need a quick, wholesome snack.

Is Fruit Roll-Up Vegan?

Yes. Fruit roll-ups are vegan-friendly since the main ingredient of fruit roll-ups is fresh cranberries, and the optional sweeteners could be maple syrup, lemon juice, or any sugar substitute. None of these ingredients came from animals, making the recipe plant-based and vegan. 

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe

Making homemade strawberry fruit roll ups is easy as this cranberry recipe. Strawberries are the favorite berries of many people, and incorporating them into your favorite childhood snack is just right.

You can experiment and make your recipe for making strawberry fruit roll-ups as everything will depend on you and your preference. Make a tropical twist by adding pineapple, lemon juice, or sugar substitute as a sweetener.

Whatever additional ingredients you want to use, blend them all up and dehydrate, and your strawberry roll-ups are ready.

Cranberry rolls on a wooden table.
Cranberry rolls on a wooden table.

How To Make Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe

Let me walk you through the process of making cranberry fruit roll ups with all the simple steps and guides. If you prefer seeing more visual steps, you can check out the recipe video prepared just for you.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Blender or Magic Bullet
  • Dehydrator
  • Parchment Paper or Baking Sheet

Ingredients List:

  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Water

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR HOMEMADE FRUIT ROLL UPS

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

The first thing to do is wash the cranberries properly and rinse. Set them aside at room temperature.

Prepare your fresh cranberries and water for blending. You can prepare any sweetener or lemon juice if you wish to have a sweeter taste.

Cranberry fruit roll ups.
Cranberry fruit roll ups.

Second Step: Blend The Cranberries

Place the cranberries into the food processor or blender and add water. Try achieving a cranberry puree by blending your cranberries.

When your blended cranberries are ready, transfer the mixture onto a glass cup and strain using a fine mesh sieve. Squeeze them all out until you separate the juice from the pulp.

How to make cranberry rolls in a blender.
How to make cranberry rolls.

Third Step: Spread And Dehydrate

Making fruit roll-ups in the dehydrator may require a silicone baking mat or plastic insert on the dehydrator trays as you will spread the puree in it. If you do not have any, you can use parchment paper, but make sure to cut them into the size of the trays to fit in.

After letting the pulp separate from the juice, spread the fruit mixture onto a baking sheet using an offset spatula. Apply an even layer for the best results when you roll the fruit later.

Dehydrate and let it dry for 6-8 hours or until the fruit puree is no longer sticky to the touch.

Spreading cranberry pulps.
Spreading cranberry pulps.

Fourth Step: Roll Up And Serve

Once dried, carefully peel the fruit leather from the parchment paper and roll it into a log or clean chopping board. Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces, and you now have your cranberry fruit roll-ups.

Another way of serving your fruit rollup is by settling it in between 2 wax papers, and then you cut the strips and roll the fruit leather. This is ideal when you make a huge batch of cranberry roll-ups. You can use a scissor or a pizza cutter for slicing.

Cutting cranberry roll ups.
Cutting cranberry roll ups.

TRICKS AND TIPS BEFORE YOU MAKE HOMEMADE FRUIT ROLL-UPS:

  • Sweetener – If you prefer a sweeter taste for your fruit roll-ups, I recommend adding your sugar substitute or a pinch of homemade stevia powder when you blend the cranberries in water so the sweetness will also blend in.
  • Be creative – Mix different fruits for unique flavor combinations. You can do strawberry, kiwi, mango, and pineapple; let your creativity run wild and discover your favorite blend.
  • Parchment paper – Using parchment paper or silicone sheets is essential when making fruit roll-ups as it prevents sticking and makes it easier to roll up your fruit leather once it is done.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Cranberry roll ups on a wooden table.
Cranberry roll ups on a wooden table.

How Do I Make Fruit Leather Using The Oven?

Although using an oven is another good way of making cranberry fruit leather, achieving a perfect fruit roll-up could be compromised and depend on how you set your oven up.

It is almost the same as when you use the dehydrator, but using the oven requires preheating and setting the temperature at the lowest your oven can go. Follow the same steps and spread the mixture onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

What Are The Usual Ingredients Used In Making Fruit Roll-Ups?

The usual ingredients needed to make fruit roll ups are your fruit of choice and an optional sweetener like sugar substitute, maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar. Fruit roll-ups are made with real fruit, and the other ingredients can be easily changed to suit your taste preferences.

Sure, you can do any fruit you like, but I noticed that most people like making fruit roll-ups using strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. 

Substitute for Cranberry Fruit Roll-Ups

If you are looking for fruit leather with a different hint of flavor, make your fruit roll using mixed berries. You can be as creative as you want and experiment with other berries or add a tropical twist with mango and pineapple.

You can add ingredients like chia seeds, maple syrup, or honey with mixed fruit roll-ups. You can even use frozen fruits to make them, but make sure to thaw before blending for best results.

Cranberry gummy on a wooden table.
Cranberry gummy on a wooden table.

What to Serve With Healthy Fruit Roll Ups?

You can serve your cranberry roll-ups with a simple yogurt, as they are perfect together because of the contrast in flavor. It makes them more delightful. Try serving it with a cheese charcuterie or platter to add a fruity flavor to your savory snacks. Pair your roll ups over a bowl of your warm oatmeal for a breakfast upgrade that’s both nutritious and delicious.

How Do I Store Cranberry Fruit RollUps?

You can store your cranberry roll-ups in the refrigerator since it can extend their shelf life, especially in warmer climates. Just ensure they are well-wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent the absorption of other odors. Place them in an airtight container and try to consume them quickly, as they are best enjoyed within a few weeks only.

More Dehydrated Recipes

Explore a world of delicious possibilities with more dehydrated recipes. 

Transform soaked almonds into a crunchy snack, infuse dishes with the rich umami of mushroom powder, and savor the convenience of dehydrated chicken in various recipes. 

Uplift your culinary creations with the savory goodness of onion flakes, indulge in the wholesome crunch of broccoli chips, and enjoy the refreshing twist of dehydrated cucumbers in your favorite dishes. 

From snacks to meals, these dehydrated recipes add flavor and versatility to your kitchen adventures.

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Cranberry fruit roll ups.

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Homemade Cranberry Fruit Roll Ups

Zuzana Paar
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Learn how to make delicious Homemade Cranberry Fruit Roll-Ups with this easy-to-follow recipe that combines the tartness of cranberries with the same sweetness as homemade strawberry fruit rollups. These healthy fruit leathers are made with real, wholesome ingredients, ensuring a flavorful and nutritious snack for any occasion. Follow along as I guide you through the simple steps to make fruit roll ups that burst with fruity goodness in every bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 23 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 Cups Water

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your fresh cranberries and water for blending. You can prepare any sweetener or lemon juice if you wish to have a sweeter taste.
  • Place the cranberries into the food processor or blender and add water. When your blended cranberries are ready, transfer the mixture onto a glass cup and strain using a fine mesh sieve. Squeeze them all out until you separate the juice from the pulp.
  • Spread the fruit mixture onto a baking sheet using an offset spatula. Apply an even layer for the best results when you roll the fruit later. Dehydrate and let it dry for 6-8 hours or until the fruit puree is no longer sticky to the touch.
  • Once dried, carefully peel the fruit leather from the parchment paper and roll it into a log or clean chopping board. Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces, and you now have your cranberry fruit roll-ups.

Video

Notes

  • Sweetener – If you prefer a sweeter taste for your fruit roll-ups, I recommend adding your sugar substitute when you blend the cranberries in water so the sweetness will also blend in.
  • Be creative – Mix different fruits for unique flavor combinations. You can do strawberry, kiwi, mango, and pineapple; let your creativity run wild and discover your favorite blend.
  • Parchment paper – Using parchment paper or silicone sheets is essential when making fruit roll-ups as it prevents sticking and makes it easier to roll up your fruit leather once it is done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1RollCalories: 23kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.1mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on December 30th, 2023
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Zuzana is the creative force and mastermind behind this scrumptious clean eating heaven. She will guide you on this delicious journey as a content creator, recipe developer, food writer, movie maker, blogger, and photographer. With her diverse skills she is dedicated to sharing delicious, healthy recipes and helpful tips with readers.

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