Mango Fruit Leathers

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These bring me right back to my childhood brown bag lunches which always included a fruit roll up.  I had a fruit roll up, leather, snack obsession and I still do.  

These mango fruit leathers are made with only mangos so I can eat them guilt free.   

Makes a 12" x 17" sheet. 

Mango Fruit Leathers 

2 ripe mangos

Preheat oven to 175 degrees.    Prepare a 18" x 13" sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.  If using the parchment paper, cut it so it fits the base of the pan without over hang.  

Peel mangos and cut flesh from pit.  Discard peels and pit.  In a food processor blend mango until very smooth and chunk free.  Pour mango puree onto prepared sheet pan.  Smear it out to the edge of the parchment or silpat with a flat sided spatula to even thickness.  (The evenness is important so it all cooks right so take your time with this part.)  

Transfer to oven and bake 4 to 5 hours until a deep yellow color, dry to the touch and not mushy.  Remove from oven.  Let cool and set.  If you used parchment paper, cut into strips.  If a silpat was used, carefully peel whole fruit leather off silpat and place on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper.  Cut into strips.  

Store in airtight container.