Several times throughout the summer my mom sends the girls giant boxes of fruit from her backyard garden, this past week we received a package of donut peaches. Most of the fruit survives but the casualties (the bruised, smashed guys) get turned into fruit leather. This go around we opted for mango peach. Fruit leather is so very simple that I let Lucy make it all on her own with a bit of supervision- that mostly looks like me sitting at the dining table drinking tea and reminding her to put the lid on the vitamix. These were a hit and were gone within a day or two.
MANGO PEACH FRUIT LEATHER
2 ripe mangos cubed
2 cups ripe peaches, skins removes and sliced
Blend in a high speed blender or food processor until pureed. Line dehydrator trays with non stick mats or parchment paper (if baking, silpat or parchment will work on a cookie sheet). Spread fruit puree evenly, give the tray a gentle tap to smooth out the mixture. Place in dehydrator, set on 115 degrees for 4-6 hours. If using an oven, set at 175 for 4-6 hours. Your fruit leather is done it when it is dry and peels easily from the pan.
Transfer dried fruit sheets to waxed paper (if you used a baking mat) and cut into strips with a pizza cutter or kitchen shears. You can also cut them into shapes with cookie cutters. Store fruit leather in an air tight container or just devour.