Homemade Healthy Persimmon Roll-ups that kids love! (and better for teeth too!)

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Have you heard of a fruit called Persimmon?   It is a popular fruit in Asian countries that are harvested in the fall.  My parents have 2 persimmon trees in their yard that produces many many delicious persimmons and we're so blessed to eat as many persimmons as we want every fall.  

persimmon tree

persimmon tree at my parents' house

After enjoying so many of these delicious persimmons, we still had so many of them left over and needed a way to utilize them.  I decided to go to the internet to look for recipes using persimmons, and it being Halloween season and seeing all the candy everywhere, I decided to try to make a healthier version of the Fruit Roll-ups using only natural ingredients.  Typical Fruit Roll-ups  contain Corn Syrup as the main ingredient and has many other non-healthy items such as artificial food coloring that are not so good for you.   I used the recipe courtesy of  https://www.marthastewart.com/275469/persimmon-recipes.   I added some cinnamon sprinkles to the recipe so it only used 4 natural ingredients:  Pineapples, Persimmons, Honey and Cinnamon.   And How special is it that I was able to use local honey that came from our own Dental Hygienist Megan's Bee farm?  

persimmons (the soft kind)

Persimmons (the soft kind)

ingredients

Ingredients: Persimmons, Pineapples, Honey, Cinnamon (not shown)

local honey

Extra special that I was able to use local honey that came from our own dental hygienist Megan's bee farm.

pureeing

Pureeing the mixture

before putting in the oven

Laying out the mixture on a sheet pan before putting in the oven at 175 degrees.

Finished product

Finished fruit leather product after a whopping 7 hours in the oven at 175 degrees! The recipe called for 2-4 hours in the oven, but needed more time

Persimmon Roll-ups

Beautiful and delicisous Persimmon Roll-ups

happy kids

Kids approved them! They were absolutely delicious!!

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