Fruit Leather (Roll-up) Recipes & Hacks

15 Recipes & 5 Articles with Hacks to Make Fruit Leathers Like a Pro

We just finished up our two-week series on Fruit Leather (Roll-up) Recipes and they were well received! It was really fun sharing some of our favorite fruit leather recipes with you. Please let us know in the comments if you would like to see more and what fruit (or vegetable) flavors you would enjoy. How can we inspire and help you?

Fruit leather is a chewy, dried fruit product, much like Fruit Roll-ups, that you can make at home with your dehydrator. Fruit leathers are made by pouring puréed fruit onto a flat surface for drying. When dried, the fruit is pulled from the surface and rolled. It gets the name “leather” from the fact that when puréed fruit is dried, it is shiny and has the texture of leather. Loved by kids of all ages, these are easy to make and quite tasty!

Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

For hacks to keep your leathers from sticking, see Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?

Do you have trouble getting your dehydrated foods off the trays? Food high in sugars can be the worse to remove from our trays when dry. Try these simple hacks.



To make Fruit Leather in your oven, see Making Fruit Leathers in Your Oven.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, that’s ok; you may be able to still make fruit leather in the oven.



To handle cracks and buckles in your Fruit Leathers, see Cracks in Your Fruit Leathers?

If your fruit leather buckles or cracks in the middle, resulting in big fissures instead of remaining one continuous sheet, try these hacks.



To read our best tips & tricks, see Fruit Leather Perfection Secrets.

Fruit Leathers are so easy to prepare with your dehydrator or oven. There are really few things that can go wrong. Many times all it takes are a few tips from the experts—dehydrating Moms who have found the secret to healthy snacking!



To learn about making fruit leathers in general, see Fruit Roll Ups Recipe.

Fruit leather can be made from fresh, frozen, or canned fruit (including home canned). The advantages of making your own fruit leathers are to save money use less sugar and to mix fruit flavors. Even leftover fruit pulp from making jelly or smoothies can be blended and made into fruit rolls. Some folks also make it with fruit juices.



Apple-Cranberry Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Cranberries and Apples with a Hint of Citrus Taste

Fruits Used: Cranberries and Apples with Orange Powder


Roasted Peach Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Roasting Stone Fruit for Leathers Brings out the Sweetness

Fruits Used: Peaches sweetened with dates

Variations: Apricots, nectarines, cherries, or plums


Blueberry Chia Fruit Leather (Roll-Ups)

Blueberries Mellowed by Applesauce and Thickened with Chia Seeds

Fruits Used: Blueberries and applesauce sweetened with dates


Mango Strawberry Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Sweet-Tart with a Punch of Color

Fruits Used: Mangoes, strawberries, and bananas


Green Apple & Spinach Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Sneak in Some Green Nutrition

Fruits Used: Sweet green apples with spinach


Tropical Delight Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Tropical Island Tastes in a Fruit Leather

Fruits Used: Bananas, pineapple, orange, lemon, and coconut


Watermelon Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Summertime Moments All Year Long

Fruits Used: Watermelon and bananas


Orange Creamsicle Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Make Fruit Leathers Using Dried Oranges

Fruits Used: Applesauce flavored with orange powder


Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Use Your Strawberry Harvest for Fresh Taste

Fruits Used: Strawberries and bananas


Spicy Strawberry Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Sweet Heat for Your Fruit Leathers

Fruits Used: Strawberries with jalapeño peppers


Blackberry, Mint, & Lime Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Unique Blackberry Sweetness with a Bit of Zest

Fruits Used: Blackberries flavored with lime and fresh mint


Nutella Banana Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Chocolate Hazelnut Flavor in a Snack-able, Chewy Roll-up

Fruits Used:  Bananas flavored with chocolate-hazelnut spread


Jelly/Jam Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Leftover Jelly or Jam Spreads Make Great Fruit Leathers

Fruits Used: Applesauce flavored with either store-bought or homemade jelly or jam


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Leather (Roll-Ups)

Peppermint Patty Taste in a Fruit Leather

Fruits Used: Bananas flavored with dark cocoa powder and peppermint extract

Banana Taffy Fruit Leather

Yogurt & Bananas Make a Delicious Taffy-Like Leather (with Vegan/Milk Allergy Option)

Fruits Used: Bananas, but you can use any fruit you like

What recipes would you like to see?
What tips can we help you with to make your Leather-making easier?
Let us know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “Fruit Leather (Roll-up) Recipes & Hacks

  1. What a resource! It’s no wonder that this was the most popular post this week on the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Admin says:

      So happy everyone enjoyed it !!!

  2. Oh my. My husband and I were just talking about trying to make fruit leather the other day. Saving this for later! Thanks for sharing on the Homesteader Hop!

    1. Admin says:

      Enjoy !!!

  3. Ginger Dawn Harman says:

    Wow, this look easy to do. I would have to use the oven method. I think I will try the blueberry first. Great post.

    1. Admin says:

      Enjoy !!!

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