Did you know you can make fruit leather at home? It’s easy, and you’ll need just one ingredient.
Ripe mango cubes go in for a whirl in the food processor, becoming a sweet fruity paste that you might want to slurp up. But don’t: once you spread the purée onto lined baking sheets, you essentially dry it out by turning your oven into a dehydrator. Be sure to spread the purée as evenly as possible, so that every morsel is evenly cooked by the end.
Over a few hours (yes, it takes a while), you’ll find that the mango gets sticky and leathery. It might take a while, so be patient and check on the leather often. You want it to be pliable but hold together–not too brittle, not too wet.
After that, simply cut your homemade mango fruit leather into strips and roll them up in wax paper. You’ve got a homemade, completely healthful, one-ingredient snack to eat any time.
Read on for the recipe.
Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups
3 Large Ripe Mangoes
Powdered Sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 175°F and line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper (or silpats). If your oven doesn’t go that low, set it as low as it goes.
Peel and cut the mangoes to yield about 4 cups. Puree the mango in a food processor until smooth. Add powdered sugar to taste. Using an offset spatula (or butter knife), divide the mixture between the two baking sheets and spread as evenly as possible, about 1/8-inch thick. Bake the mixture for 3 to 4 hours or until it is dry to the touch and pliable. To cut the roll-ups, place a piece of wax paper on top of the roll-ups and flip both onto a work surface. Cut the wax paper and the fruit leather into long strips and roll-up the strips.