I’ve been dehydrating fruit all week and, as promised, I give you another recipe!
Last week I shared my dehydrated cinnamon apple recipe with you. That recipe is HANDS DOWN my favorite way to eat Granny Smith apples now. They were delicious and so are these dried, sweetened mangoes!
I’m pretty sure that out of all of the dried fruit options in the store, sweetened mangoes are my favorite. I’m not a fan of the unsweetened mangoes… they must satisfy my sweet tooth! Packages of those sweetened mango strips are super expensive, though! I haven’t bought them in about a year simply because money is tight and forking out $5 for a few ounces of fruit seems like such a waste of money. I just can’t rationalize spending so much money on such a small return.
When I got this awesome dehydrator for my birthday in July, I knew I had to try drying mangoes!
I whipped up a little recipe to sweeten the fruit. I considered using sugar, but figured honey was a healthier alternative.
Then I peeled the mangoes using a potato peeler like this one, sliced the mango into 1/4 inch slices, dipped the slices into the honey/lemon juice mixture, placed them on dehydrator trays, turned on the dehydrator…. and waited. I’d like to note that all of this would have been waaayyy easier with a mango slicer. I had no clue that such a device existed prior to this experiment, though.
Some of the slices were done after about 9 hours. Others that were slightly thicker took 12 hours!
This treat was totally worth the long wait, though. These aren’t identical to what I’ve bought in the store, but they are definitely yummy (and quite possibly healthier)!
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