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Fall Fruit Salad Rolls For the Win

Fall Fruit Salad Rolls For the Win

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While we call these fall fruit salad rolls, they are fun and easy enough to make any time of the year. Just pick the current fruit that is in peak season for rock bottom pricing and you have a budget-friendly dish that makes for a quick grab-n-go breakfast before those hectic school mornings. Our list of what is in season should be able to help you: When to Buy Seasonal Fruits and Veggies by Month: A Guide. In the fall you will usually see apples, a lot of berries, and melons.

Regardless of what kind of fruit you choose, this is easy enough for the kids to help you with. Tiny hands tend to work nicely for rice paper and you are building manual dexterity skills as they learn to make the actual roll-ups. The hot water has cooled down, there is no electricity involved, and you are encouraging healthy eating skills. It adds up to a parenting win if you ask me. Check out these reasons to get the kids in the kitchen: 7 Ways Kids Learn From Cooking.

By having a seasonal variety of fresh fruit, these fall fruit roll-ups will never be boring. You can literally have different ones each time you make this recipe! If you have a variety of fruit available, as I show in the process photos, you can encourage the tasting of “new” fruits. Add one or two “new” fruit items each time you make this and you start to expand their horizons. Go for fun things like kiwi, star fruit, jack fruit, mango, papaya, and more.

If it isn’t fall? You can refer to them as summer fruit salad roll-ups, or even fruit salad Asian Rolls. That rice paper wrap gives you a little grace to lay with. It isn’t really the name that makes these, but the fresh crisp taste that you get to bite into – with or without the yogurt.

Fall Fruit Salad Rolls

You will need:

  • Fruit (I’m including some good ones below, but the recipe is very forgiving)
    • Apples
    • Pears
    • Watermelon
    • Mango
    • Melons
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries
    • Berries
    • Kiwi
  • Rice paper wraps
  • Hot water
  • Yogurt for dipping (if desired) I prefer lemon yogurt for the little “zip” that it always adds to fresh fruit. IF you can’t get lemon, then vanilla is a solid second choice.

Instructions:

Cut fruit in matchsticks. For the strawberries or any fruit that you want to showcase in your wrap slice those lengthwise.

fall fruit salad on a plate ready to wrap

Boil water and pour into a bowl to let cool down slightly

Place rice paper into the hot water vertically and rotate to coat in water. Do this very quickly as the rice paper doesn’t need to be saturated. Be careful as the water is hot. You should not submerge the paper, just rotate it while holding a corner.

Gently place the rice paper onto a plate. Then start placing the fruit that you want to see first. Strawberries and Kiwi look really pretty.

fall fruit roll up in process shot 1

Stack fruit on top of the “base” layer of fruit.

fall fruit roll up in process shot 2

Fold the rice paper over the fruit and tuck it under slightly. Take each side of the rice paper and fold over and then roll.

fall fruit roll up in process shot 3

Finished wraps can the enjoyed alone or with the yogurt of your choice.

Don’t they look good enough to eat? You can dip them into yogurt and go just like that, or you can cut them in half and swap with a friend.

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