Packed with fresh strawberries and mangoes, this fruit leather is a healthier alternative to store-bought fruit snacks. Plus, it’s a simple recipe you could do with the kiddos.
Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather
- 1 cup hulled and quartered strawberries
- 1 cup diced ripe mango (about 1 large mango)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 175 (If your oven only goes to 200, open the door periodically during baking to cool it down).
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Purée strawberries, mango, sugar and lemon juice in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- Spread purée on lined baking sheet to 1/8-inch thickness. Spread as flat and as evenly as possible and ensure that the baking sheet is not visible beneath purée. Spreading too thin will cause the leather to become too crisp.
- Bake purée for 3 to 4 hours, until fruit no longer feels sticky but is still lightly tacky. Begin checking leather after 2 hours and continue to check every 30 minutes. Baking time will vary based upon thickness of purée, oven’s exact temperature and humidity.
- Remove leather from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet.
- Lay a sheet of wax paper on top, then peel wax paper and leather off together. Transfer leather to a cutting board, then slice it into desired strips or sheets.
- Roll and store or enjoy immediately.