Disclosure: This is a sponsored post between National Mango Board and Motherhood. However the opinions and recipe are 100% mine.
Hands down Mango is my most desired fruit. I could eat it all day if you let me. I didn’t grow up eating the tropical fruit, in fact I rarely remember eating fruit growing up at all, let alone something slightly exotic like Mango. Instead I grew up eating candy from Mexico that was shaped like a fruit and always a bit spicy. Not enough spice to turn you away, but just enough to quench your craving and leave you wanting more. My favorite was the mango candy. Many moons later I had fresh mango sliced with a tinge of fresh lime juice splashed on top and a pinch of chile powder. A man was standing on the street selling chopped fruit and I picked mango since I knew for sure I loved the candy. It was absolute heaven, I think the fruit actually shut me up, I didn’t speak or say a word. I was too lost in the moment of savoring this delicious treat that I had to keep silent in order to taste it all with every ounce of my being. The rest is history and since then I am a serious mango consumer. I can not walk into a super market and pass the mango bin without packing a bag to take home.
The other day I was packing a lunch for my son and thought I would pack him a fruit leather. As I packed him his lunch I thought back to the candy I loved as a child with the mango, lime and chile…. I thought my son would enjoy it. The next day I made him this lovely mango leather and he ate it and asked for more.
Ingredients for spicy mango lime leather:
- 2- ripe mangos
- 1 – large ripe lime (juiced)
- 1 – tablespoon tajin
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees fahrenheit.
- Peel mango with a potato peeler, then cut flesh on each side of the bone.
- Dice mango into cubes.
- Place all mango cubes in a food processor
- Squeeze lime over mango, then add the tajin.
- Pulse until completely smooth.
- Pour mango puree onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with a baking mat or wax paper.
- Bake for 8 hours at 180 degrees fahrenheit.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Slowly and gently pull the leather away from the baking mat.
- Cut the edges of the leather off to make a perfect square.
- Cut leather into long strips.
- Place the leather strip onto a piece of wax paper and cut the wax paper to fit size of strip.
- Roll the strip up into a compact roll.
- Store in an air tight container for up to a week.
How to store mangos:
- Keep unripe mangos at room temperature.
- Mangos shouldn’t be refrigerated before they are ripe.
- To speed up ripening, place mangos in a paper bag at room temperature.
- Once ripe, mangos should be moved to the refrigerator, which will slow down the ripening process. Whole, ripe mangos may be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator.
- Mangos may be peeled, cubed and placed in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six months.
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