Mango Paste

Pastes can be made with any fruit and are often served with cream cheese and crackers or used as an on-the-run treat.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6–12

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 4 cups (approximately) granulated sugar
  1. Peel the mango and remove the seeds.

  2. Place the fruit in a food processor or blender and mix on medium setting until you have a purée — the mixture should be free of large lumps.

  3. Weigh the mango and measure out an equal weight of sugar.

  4. Put the mango and sugar in a large pot on low heat; mix well. Cook, stirring often, until the mixture has the consistency of jelly. This usually takes 1 to 3 hours.

  5. Remove from the heat and beat with a large spoon for about 10 minutes or until you have a heavy paste.

  6. Pour the paste onto wax paper and set in a sunny area for at least 24 hours.

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