Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mango Cream Pie



It's good to be back after a break and I hope you all are having a fun and enjoyable summer.


We've been busy with the move the past several weeks and that would explain why I was missing from the blogosphere. To add on, I've been having carpal tunnel like symptoms so have been trying to stay away from the computer as much as I can. I have been cooking quite a bit though and this recipe is a perfect treat for summers... light, airy, sweet, fruity & cool. It's also eggless and this is a dessert I made to share with my neighbours who loved it.


I used mangoes here since I had a big crate of them (yes, I've finally figured out the kind of mangoes one should buy - the yellow ones that are marked "ataulfo" and you know they are ripe when the skin is not smooth but wrinkled and are very soft to the touch). You could use other fruits such as strawberries too to make this pie.


MANGO CREAM PIE:


Ingredients:
Low fat Cream Cheese (Neufachtel) - 8 oz (1 pack)
Confectioners Sugar (powdered) - 3/4 cup
Cool whip tub - 1 8oz (or freshly whipped cream about 2 to 3 cups)
Mangoes - 2 to 3 ripe ones, peeled & sliced thinly
Pie Crust/Graham Cracker crust - 1 nine inch (I used storebought but you could make it at home just as easily).

Method:
1) Beat softened cream cheese and confectioners sugar for a few mins.
2) Preheate oven to 400F and bake the pie crust (as per directions since it depends on the crust). For the store bought one that I used, i pricked it with a fork and baked for 10 mins until golden. Allow to cool completely.
3) First put half of the cream cheese mixture.
4) Next layer the mango slices, then top with half of the whipped topping.
5) Now add another layer of mangoes, then remaining half of the cream cheese mixture.. it will be difficult to spread on the cool whip portion so drop it in different places and swirl it in as uniformly as possible.
6) Add the next layer of mango slices. Finally top with the remaining cool whip and if there are a few fruit slices left, decorate the top... I didn't - hence the lone mint leaf :)


7) Chill this for atleast 4 hours and then slice and dig in for a light, cool, summer dessert that is eggless too.

12 comments:

  1. Wowww... Very new to me.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear.. Mouth watering clicks.. Yummy !!
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  2. Omg, pie looks stunning,irresistible and absolutely divine..

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  3. I have been thinking of pie for R's birthday this week and to replace apples. I think mango is a fine option. Yours looks delicious Laav. Wish you the very best in the new home!

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  4. Pie looks adorable. First time here and following you. Hope you will visit me too.
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  5. Looks fab n so rich ...yum

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  6. Wow sounds cool, very tempting too

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  7. Looks too tempting...wonderful dessert Laavanya!

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  8. aah super....cool whip,cream cheese+ mango- obv heavenly taste :)

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  9. That sounds really delicious and looks great. Yum!

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  10. gorgeous looking pie .. loved it

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