I’ve never made fruit leather before but it is a fantastic way to use up overripe fruit and transform it into a energy laden, tasty snack for when your batteries are running low…….
- 1 ripe mango
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- Lemon juice from ½ small lemon
- Preheat the oven to about 50-60°C or its lowest setting.
- Line a small shallow baking tray with parchment (very approximately 23cm x 13cm or anything around that size)
- Place the chopped flesh of the mango into a food processor with the sugar and the lemon juice. Process to form a fruit puree (in theory this can be done with any other fruits, adjusting the sweetness to taste)
- Transfer the mixture to the lined tray so that it is about 3mm thick and evenly spread.
- Place in the oven for about 6-10 hours until dry and leathery. I turned my oven off after about 6 hours and left it in the oven overnight and got it out the next day. This made sure it was dry but gave it a lovely slightly chewy texture.
- To store, I sliced mine into thin strips and rolled into wheels, with a piece of baking parchment between to stop it sticking. Alternatively, just chop into pieces of whatever size you like!