This was fun and easy to make but man, it took sooooo long!
I suggest making them in the morning as they take hours of drying time in the oven.
They can also be made in a food dehydrator or left outside in the sun
(covered with something breathable = no bugs).
8-10 very ripe pears (or apples)
2 tbsp sugar or honey
1/4 c filtered water
(I used 1/2 c in mine and I think that's why they may have taken so long)
For Triple Berry Roll Ups:
1 12 oz bag mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Or 1 1/2 cups mixed berries
For Pumpkin Pie Roll Ups:
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Start with your pears, cut out the cores and chunk them up.
You can peel them if you like.
My family loves the yummy outside...plus it makes it easier on me.
Put them in a pot with the sugar and water.
Bring to boil, turn down heat,
simmer until almost all the water is gone and the pears are very mushy.
Grab your pumpkin and berries.
Scoop 1/4 of the pears into a food processor.
Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
Blend until smooth.
Empty food processor onto parchment covered cookie sheet- see below.
To the other 3/4 of the pears, add your berries.
Heat and stir until everything is very soft, this doesn't take long.
Once soft, blend in (clean) food processor until smooth.
Empty onto parchment covered cookie sheet.
Smooth evenly on cookie sheets.
Oven 170 degrees.
Bake for hours and hours and hours.
Mine took 9 hours total.
After 5 hours, I left the oven door cracked to let extra moisture escape.
I rotated the cookie sheets every 2 hours also.
Once done, you have this:
Let cool and roll up in the paper, long side to long side.
Cut and store in the refrigerator.
Each pan makes 12 roll ups.
Now don't freak out- the pumpkin pie roll ups are a bit scary looking when they're done!
We can't decide if they look like weird bacon or some sort of jerky
but I promise, they're tasty.
Instead of making them rolls, I pulled them off the paper and stored them in bits.
Seriously though, they're good.
We all want to gobble them up.
I'm doing a bang up job of rationing.