Introduction: Mango Pie

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Mango pie is one of my favorites! It's similar in flavor to a peach pie, but a bit more tart. I add cardamom to my mango pie because the flavors work beautifully together. I also use fresh mangoes in mine - I've never had a mango pie made with mango puree that I've liked - the flavor is never strong enough!

Mango pie is a great use for mangoes that are slightly underripe, too.

Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 2 pie crusts (yes, I am lazy. it's okay!)
  • 4-5 mangoes, sliced thinly (slightly underripe or just soft to the touch is best)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar (depends on how sweet your mangoes are!)
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 3 T flour
  • 3-4 T butter

You'll be baking the pie at 375 F for 40-50 minutes. I find that this pie turns out best in ceramic or glass pie pans - metal tends to leave the crust too brown.

Step 2: Peel and Slice the Mangoes

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Do this however you like - I like to cut off the halves and then slice those. You can even dice the mango - just make sure everything is small and around the same size so it cooks properly. :D

Step 3: Mix the Filling

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Add in the brown sugar, flour and cardamom.

Mix everything together until there are no dry pieces of flour floating around. :)

Step 4: Assemble the Bottom Crust

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Place the bottom crust in the pie pan and prick it with a fork. Press it firmly into the pan to get rid of any air bubbles.

Once that's done, put in a layer of mangoes and dot it with butter. Then more mangoes and more butter. Keep doing this until you're out of mangoes. :D

Then trim the edge of the bottom crust so it's even with the edge of the pan.

Step 5: Add the Top Crust

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Place the top crust on the pie. Fold the excess top crust under the edge of the bottom crust. Press the edges of the crust into place however you like - I prefer the lazy fork method. :D

Cut a couple slits in the top crust to help release excess steam. Otherwise your top crust might rupture.

Step 6: Bake!

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Bake at 375 F for 40-50 minutes, or until your crust is looking nice and golden brown. You should be able to smell it when it's done - the mangoes will be really fragrant and the crust will smell nutty and buttery. :)

Tip: if you'd like a browner crust, beat an egg and brush a little of it onto the crust. (Just don't do it around the edges or they'll get too brown!) I like to sprinkle a little sugar on top too.

Step 7: Serve!

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Let the pie cool for at least an hour before digging in if you want the slices to come out nicely. If it's too hot it will fall apart. :)

Comments

rileysutton (author)2017-03-22

yummy!!

Slippery arm (author)2016-08-27

Yumm I love mangos and I've always looked for a recipe for a mango pie

tcabihi (author)2014-06-16

Thank you god lady

froisea (author)2013-12-06

I made this recipe yesterday and it is quite interesting (n a good way)! Although whilst eating it I thought mmm this is quite nice but not the best pie I've made, I kept going back for more! Unfortunately where I live we don't have such luxuries as ready made pie crusts so I used this recipe to make mine which turned out amazingly (I left it for 1 whole day just in case you're wondering).

Overall I think you should try it just to see what it's like! I have been looking for something interesting to do with all the mangoes that are around at this time of the year. I did strain my mangoes as perhaps they were riper than the recipe calls for (they were probably ripe enough to eat, most of them) so didn't want too much liquid and even so it turned out perfectly with regards to moistness, and stayed together as a slice unexpectedly as in the picture it looks quite loose! Must be the different types of mangoes :)

Belana (author)2013-09-11

I feel so guilty for complaining about mangoes falling and rotting on the ceiling...need this pie!

aspen11flower (author)2013-05-31

Omg yum!

husamwadi (author)2013-04-16

I need to get off this channel lol, too much delicious looking food!

HollyMann (author)2013-03-20

It looks so delicious - and I have never heard of someone making mango pie - but I love the idea and I'm sure it's really good. I used to live in Thailand and I would order crepes from this local restaurant and they'd fill the crepe with lots of mango and some other fruit..it was amazing. We'd also have mango with sweet sticky rice and some type of sweet coconut milk on top of it..yum!

claramecium (author)2013-03-17

This has changed the way I think about mangoes. :)

SHIFT! (author)2013-03-15

I need to learn how to make this. Fresh and delicious pies like this are difficult to come by in Canada!

lmnopeas (author)2013-03-14

This looks delicious!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-14

Yummers!

sunshiine (author)2013-03-13

OMG! I love mango's! Jessy these pictures make my mouth water! Your crust looks so delicious also! Have a splendorous day!
sunshiine

PitStoP (author)2013-03-13

Ummm.. I love mango. I have to try this..=)

M.C. Langer (author)2013-03-13

Delicious!!!!!

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