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Plum Fruit Roll-Ups

If you are still able to find some Italian Plums at your local market, and you have kids that love fruit roll-ups, this is a great way to make natural and healthy snacks.  If you have a food dehydrator it is really simple but I also tested it in an oven and it works well there too. 

  • about 35 large Italian plums
  • sweetener to taste (I've used white sugar or honey)
  1. Wash, stem halve and remove pits from plums.
  2. Place the halved plums cut side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about an hour at 325F or until very soft.  
  3. Once they are cool enough to handle, transfer to a food processor and process until only flecks of skin are visible.  Sweeten to taste.  This really depends on the sweetness of your fruit and you may choose to not use any sweetener at all.  
  4. I recommend using Silpat mats for the next step if you are using the oven to dry the fruit base,  I have tried it with parchment paper but that tends to stick so if you are going that route, make sure you spray the parchment paper with cooking spray before pouring your plum base onto the sheets. 
  5. Dry in the oven for 6 - 8 hours as low as the oven can go.  Between 170 - 200 F.  
  6. If you have a food dehydrator, line the screen racks with plastic wrap, making sure the edge of the wrap goes over the sides just slightly.
  7. Pour base onto the racks and turn dehydrator to medium.  Check after 5 hours. 
  8. Dry until the center of the fruit is dry to touch.  
  9. Allow to cool completely, remove backing,  slice into strips using a clean scissor or a pizza wheel.  Roll up and store in a covered container.  
Makes about 30 roll-ups   


  1. OK - this is going to happen in my kitchen tomorrow! I have a bag of Italian plums and I had been wondering what to do with them. Thank you!

    1. Please tell us how it worked out.

    2. It worked out well. I had peaches lying around so added one to the mix (slicing it when roasting it with the plums). I'm in a new apartment and still getting used to the oven and I think that it runs hot, but I caught the plums before they burnt! No added sweetener for me as I prefer my fruit treats tart :-)

  2. The idea of a plum roll is something new too me and that's too from the pure extract of plum.I can imagine how delicious it would be.

  3. I really like the idea of these plum fruit roll. This plum rolls will be one of the first things which I will make with my new dehydrator:
    With the horizontal air flow, the transparent magnetic door and the strainless steel trays this dehydrator works nearly the same way as a normal oven.

  4. hi. I have a question. I made plum fruit rolls with my daughter yesterday. The only thing we did differently was NOT use sugar and subtituted about 1/8 cp. of blue agave. So, it's been 24 hours and after 8 hours in the oven on 140 degrees, and 16 hours sitting on the counter all day, they are still not dry or set? Did I do something wrong?


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