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Friday, July 19, 2013

Watermelon Fruit Roll Up

Turns out the watermelon Pa got for the 4th of July celebration at the lake was pretty big!  And really good too!  We got to bring half of the watermelon home and could not finish it all so we decided to try watermelon fruit roll ups.  My helpers were all about eating watermelon and watching...


We cut up the watermelon, took the seeds out and put it in the blender. Then we got a sieve and lined it with a double layer of paper towels and poured the blended watermelon in it to separate the water from the pulp. (We put the watermelon juice in ice cubes for future use.) We added a little honey and a tbsp or two of lemon juice so it wouldn't brown. Lined the cookie sheets with wax paper (should have sprayed with non stick spray) and poured our mixture on top of our wax paper and tried to smooth it out evenly and thin. We got two cookie sheets from a half of a very large watermelon. Put it in the oven at 170 for a very long time! Apparently strawberries and other mixtures are ready in 6 hrs but we kept checking and it took more like 12 hrs.  And here is the final result...


Ava loved them - Carli wrinkled up her nose and asked why I ruined the watermelon.  Ha! 


I think it would be fun to try some other fruit mixtures too.  Not sure Carli will ever try them bc of the texture.  She is not a fan of the store bought ones either.  Ava is pretty game to try things these days, so I could probably win her over!

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