Festive fruit roll-ups
Can you really make delicious Christmas candy from your homegrown fruits and berries? Of course, you can! Try my festive fruit roll-ups.
- around 3 apples or pears
- carnation powder, cinnamon powder, and cardamom
Part of my Christmas tradition is to make these lovely simple fruit roll-ups. I only make smaller batches though, since they seem to disappear very quickly when you have four little candy enthusiasts at home. No use to stock up that is!
The best part about this candy is that it's so easy to make, and you can change the ingredients up as you please. Pick the fruits or berries you like and choose an appropriate seasoning. So good!
Peel and pit the fruit.
Chop and put in a pot.
Pour a little water into a pot.
Boil the fruit for a little while, until it gets soft. Add more water if you need to.
Blend the fruit and season with honey and spices.
Put a baking sheet on an oven tray and smear the batter on top, make the layer quite thin (around 2 millimeters).
Dry the fruit paste in the oven at 120 degrees (around 50 degrees Celsius) with the oven door slightly ajar. It takes about 3 hours.
Cut the fruit leather into strips and roll them.
If you want your fruit roll-ups to look even more festive, you can always add a little sugar or cinnamon powder on top.
Tip: I really like making these fruit roll-ups with plums. You don't need to peel the plums before using them, just make sure to pit them though. You can use frozen fruit if you want.
Recipe: Sara Bäckmo
Photo: Maria Strömberg Bååth