Pumpkin Fruit Leather

I’m excited to share this recipe for pumpkin fruit roll-ups.

Earlier this year, I learned how easy it was to make my own fruit leather/fruit roll-ups. While baking with some pumpkin puree, I suddenly got the idea to try to make fruit roll-ups with the puree. I wasn’t sure it would work as I’ve never seen pumpkin flavored fruit leather, but a few hours later and I had my fruit leather.

These are delicious. It tastes a little like pumpkin pie in fruit leather form. I only used cinnamon spice, but if you use pumpkin pie spice it will probably taste even more like pumpkin pie.

The pumpkin rolls didn’t look as pretty as some of the other fruits I’ve used. Some parts of the sheet had crack lines. But it’s still really good and worth making.

Pumpkin Fruit Roll Ups


3 cups pumpkin puree
about 1/2 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon (you can also use pumpkin pie spice if desired)
about 5 tbsp sugar


1. Turn oven to lowest temperature setting. Mine is at 170F.
2. Mix pumpkin, water, cinnamon and sugar in blender until smooth. Taste to decide if you need more sugar. The consistency should be thick, but you should be able to pour it out and spread across silpat mat. If your mixture is too thick, add a little more water and blend again. Pour mixture onto silpat mat and spread evenly across so that it's a thin layer laying on top of the silpat sheet (a little more than 1/8 inch thick but less than 1/4 inch). Bake for about 6 hours or more until fruit leather is dry. After it cools, you can cut and roll up with sheets of parchment paper.

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

Did you make this recipe?

Share it on instagram with the hashtag #kirbiecravings!


21 comments on “Pumpkin Fruit Leather”

  1. These are so perfect for Fall! I have never made fruit leather, but they sure look easy. Need to try soon. 🙂

  2. I’ve been wanting to make fruit leathers/rolls ups but convinced I needed a dehydrator. I’m a bit concerned being stuck at home babysitting the oven for 6 hours but it’s not that bad if I factor in lazy weekends/nights.

    How much fruit roll ups does this make?

    • It is annoying that you have to be around for a 6 hour block while your oven is on, but I like that you can do a big long sheet which you can’t really do with the fruit dehydrator. I try to do it when I come home in the evening and then turn it off right when I go to sleep. My biggest concern is that because it’s so long, I’m going to forget to turn it off. This recipe makes one cookie sheet worth (around 17 x 11 inch), and then it just depends on how big/small you cut them.

  3. This might be a dumb question, but how do you cut it up? You can’t cut directly on a Silpat, can you (without damaging the Silpat)? But I can’t imagine that you somehow move the entire sheet of leather to a cutting board? I’m new to fruit leather!

  4. I cut the fruit leathers with kitchen scissors. I am going to try this recipe right now. Thanks for the recipe. I would never have thought of making this. 🙂

    • It definitely did not pop up in my mind when I made other fruit leathers but when i was baking with the puree, I realized it should work too!

  5. Looks awesome! Can you use honey instead of sugar?

  6. have you tested how long the leather lasts after making it? I want to make a whole bunch for stocking presents, but I don’t want to go crazy making it the week leading up to christmas!

  7. To slice my fruit leathers, I roll up the entire sheet of fruit leather and then slice it with my big chef`s knife.

  8. I use a pizza cutter for long strips (like fruit-by-the-…you get the idea)and I roll it up in parchment paper… My kids find it easier to eat that way (they don’t like sticky fingers) 🙂

  9. Will it work without sugar? I can’t eat sugar but sure want to try this badly!

  10. I mean, will it turn into leather without sugar, but I guess now it will 😀 I use sugar substitutes like  erythritol

  11. Oh, and another question, can you please tell the exact sort of pumpkin you use? They’re lovely and I want to grow some in my garden but haven’t seen anything like this on markets in my country

    • I used Libby’s canned pumpkin puree, but you can also make your own pumpkin puree. Probably something like sugar pumpkins would work best

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *