Aloha from Maui Allrecipeeps! I have been working hard, so this has been a very busy and productive trip. Fortunately, I have also been able to spend
most of my evenings with my island ohana. Unfortunately, as an Allrecipes Brand Ambassador, I have fallen behind on my August assignments. I decided I better get busy on my blog assignment and share some of my island experiences with all of you.
Recently, after a hard day of work, I came back to the condo to find a bag of beautiful and ripe mangoes on my porch lined up right next
to our slippas ( known as flip flops to most mainlanders) What a great treat after a hard day of work. As a resident of a very large city, I had almost forgotten the joy of a neighbor sharing the bounty of their garden. I scooped the bag up quickly and like
any good Allrecipeep, I headed for my laptop and started perusing recipes.
Mangoes are my favorite tropical fruit and I have prepared them in many ways. Mango margaritas, mango bread and mango curries and salsas
are just a few of my favorite uses for these sweet gems. As I perused mango recipes, I could not find any recipe that spoke to me. I needed to do something new with this lushious fruit. As I prepared dinner, it finally hit me. I decided to try mangoes in a
baked pie.....kind of like a peach pie.
The next morning, I started cutting and peeling mangoes. I must admit some hesitation at sacrificing these babies for an untried recipe,
but I soldiered on. I prepared crust for a typical two crust pie and then made the filling, using the same technique I would use for an apple or peach pie. I have to say the results were delicious. It certainly looked like a peach pie, though it had a brighter
color and flavor than one made with peaches. I did use cornstarch instead of flour to make a clear and thick filling. Happily, the pie was a real hit. I can hardly wait to get some more mangoes so I can make it again. In the meantime, I thought I should share
it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it.
Mauigirl's Mango Pie
4 cups fresh mango slices
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice (I used lime)
½ cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pastry for a 9-inch 2 crust pie
1 Tablespoon butter
Line a pie pan with half the pastry. Put the mangoes, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix them gently. Pour the filling into the lined pan and
dot the filling with butter. Cover pie with top crust and seal the edges of the pie crust. Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice is bubbly.
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