www.girlversusdough.com) and tweaked it just a little bit. I used less sugar in the graham cracker crust, more mango puree in the pie, and less sugar in the whipped cream topping. These mangoes were super ripe so extremely flavorful and sweet.
FOR THE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
12 full sheets Graham Crackers
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
Preparation for the crust:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add 6 Tbsp. butter into the 9 inch pie plate you will bake the pie in. Put in the oven while it is heating to melt the butter.
Add the Graham Crackers to a large zip-lock bag. Smash them into fine crumbs using a heavy rolling pin.
|That marble rolling pin was my Mom's; |
a very special gift from my Dad to her one Christmas.
She cherished it. I do, too.
INGREDIENTS FOR MANGO FILLING:
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup mango puree
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
Big pinch of salt (The original recipe did not call for salt, but I figured with all this sweetness we needed a little balance.)
Preparation for the mango pie filling:
To make the mango puree, peel and chop mango and blend in blender, mini-max or use a hand blender until the mango is very creamy with no lumps.
In a large bowl beat egg yolks, using an electric mixer, on high speed until they are thick and a creamy, pale yellow; 3-4 minutes.
|This is the color you want the egg yolks to be.|
|Pie ready to go into the oven.|
FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING:
2 cups cold heavy cream
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup toasted coconut
Preparation for the topping:
You can toast the coconut several days before serving the pie. Keep in a tightly covered glass container on the counter. TO TOAST THE COCONUT: I use the oven-top method. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet to medium high. Add the coconut and let it brown, stirring often until desired toastiness. Coconut catches quickly so watch closely and stir often for 3-5 minutes.
|My husband, Jerry enjoying a slice of Creamy Mango Pie!|
|As you may notice, this pie has already been dipped into!|
I LIKE TO PLEASE PEOPLE WITH FOOD,
ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND JERRY!
UNTIL NEXT TIME...