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Mango Marmalade squares

Bitter Sweet fruity dessert, fit to impress both adults and kids
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 15 squares

Ingredients

For Bottom layer-

  • 25 sheets Graham Cracker cookies
  • 4 tbsps Butter melted
  • 2 tbsps Maple Syrup optional

For Fruit Puree-

  • 2 cups Mango cubes
  • 3 Oranges
  • 2 tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 5 Star Anise

For Fruit Layer-

  • 1 cup Fruit Puree recipe provided
  • 1 cup Cream Cheese light whipped
  • 2 tbsps Honey

Finishing Toppings-

  • Orange and Mango wedges
  • 2 tbsps Grated Chocolate

Instructions

Advance preparation – Mango Orange puree –

  •  Take the oranges and make slits in the skin  
  • Take a large cooking pot, add the mango chunks, whole oranges, star anise, maple syrup and 2 cups of water
  • Put a lid on it and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour checking and adding more water as needed to submerge the oranges and cook it completely
  • The skin of the orange must be completely cooked and turn pale in color 
  • Cool, remove the spices and blend to a smooth puree 
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour to thicken

Layer 1 -

  • Take a food processor, add the graham crackers and powder them 
  • While food processor is running, drizzle the maple syrup (optional)
  • Next drizzle the melted butter, the cracker mixture will start to clump together
  • Take a large rectangular glass dish and spread a very thin layer of melted butter at the bottom
  • Remove the graham cracker mixture and spread evenly in the glass dish, pressing firmly
  • Bake at 350 degrees in a pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until crisp and firm
  • Remove and cool completely
  • Refrigerate for 3 Hours 

Layer 2 -

  • Take a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, 1 cup of mango puree, honey and mix until well combined and smooth (this will take some elbow grease ! ) 
  • Spread this mixture evenly over the graham cracker layer
  • Refrigerate for 3 Hours
  • Decorate the top with grated chocolate or wedges of orange and mango
  • Serve cold !