With the weather warming up, I’m happy to see more of my favorite fruits come into season.
We’ve been enjoying very sweet mangoes, and I used some to make more easy homemade fruit leather. The mango version is my favorite version yet.
Because the mango puree is thick, the fruit leather comes out a little thicker. My mangoes were so sweet that I didn’t need to add any sugar to the mixture. I waited until they were very ripe, so that I was able to easily scoop out the fruit after peeling back the skin.
I love how easy fruit leather is to make and gift to friends. I need to start making fruit ice pops again soon too.
Mango Fruit Leather
Fruit leather is so easy to make and a great way to use up ripe mangos.
- 6 cups of ripe mangoes
- sugar to taste if needed
Blend fruit and sugar (if using) in a blender until smooth. The mango pulp will make the puree thick. That’s okay.
Set oven at lowest temperature setting (mine was at 170°F). Line two 13 x 18 baking sheet with Silpat mats.
Pour fruit mixture onto silpat mats and spread with the back of a large spoon until the fruit mixture makes a sheet about a 1/8 inch thick across the surface of the silpat.
Place baking sheets in the oven and bake for 6-8 hours, until fruit is dry. When you touch it, it should be still a little sticky, but it should be set and a (not wet) like fruit leather.
Let fruit leather cool. Once it is finished cooling, gently peel off the fruit leather from the Silpat. It should come off the mat easily. Cut small pieces of parchment paper (to desired length and width of fruit leather strips you want), then cut fruit leather to slightly under the size of the parchment paper. Place onto parchment paper and roll together. Tie with a string to hold the roll. Repeat with rest of fruit leather. Store in airtight container in a cool space.