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spicy fruit roll biscuits on cooling tray
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Spicy Fruit Roll Biscuits

A copycat Arnott's Spicy Fruit Roll recipe.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: spicy fruit roll
Servings: 28 biscuits
Calories: 109kcal


Fruit Filling

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup dates (deseeded)
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 60 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups SR flour


Fruit Filling

  • Mince dried fruit using a mincer attachment or in a food processor or chopper.
  • Place into saucepan along with the rest of the ingredients for the fruit filling.
  • Bring mixture to the boil, stirring. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring continually.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and place into the fridge to cool while you are making the biscuit mix.


  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and beat again.
  • Fold in flour gradually and then knead mixture for a minute or two.
  • Form a ball and wrap in baking paper. Place in fridge for at least half an hour.
  • Separate mixture into two equal quantities to make it easier to work with. Roll out biscuit mixture on a floured surface to about 3mm in thickness.
  • Cut out rectangles 8cm wide.
    biscuit mixture rolled out
  • Once fruit mixture has cooled, use a piping bag with a 3cm opening to pipe the fruit mixture along the rectangular strips of biscuit mixture.
    piping fruit mixture for spicy fruit rolls
  • Carefully fold over the biscuit layer using a spatula.
    making spicy fruit rolls
  • Roll into a tubular shape, positioning the join in the biscuit layer on the underside of the tube. Gently press along the tube to flatten slightly.
    making spicy fruit roll
  • Cut into 4cm long pieces.
    pieces of biscuit for spicy fruit roll
  • Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, making sure the join in the biscuit layer is on the underside.
    spicy fruit rolls on tray
  • Place trays in fridge for at least half an hour.
  • Pre-heat oven to moderately hot (180 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Taking trays from the fridge, place into pre-heated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on baking trays for 10 minutes before removing the biscuits and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg