Jun 18, 2009

Mango pie..

Making a good pie has always been a distant dream. After several failed attempts, now i have perfected the art of a flaky pie crust . With mangoes everywhere now in all shapes and sizes, i decided to try a pie which can be served chilled for this weather..

For the crust:
1-1/4th cup plain flour
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
3tbsp chilled water

Method : Cut the cold butter and add it to the flour.Add the sugar. Using the tip of your fingers combine gently till it becomes crumbly. Now add the chilled water a little at a time and try to gather the flour without actually pressing it. Gently gather it into a ball, wrap it and chill in the refrigerator for 15 mins. Take two sheets of butter paper and place the dough in between and start to roll it . Peel away the top sheet and now place the pie dish over the dough and transfer it. Pinch the edges and bake blind. Bake till it is light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool.


a cup of cream cheese...

1/4th cup condensed milk and 1/2 cup whipping cream and a dash of yoghurt..

whip them together for a creamy and smooth filling. Check for sweetness.
Pour it into the pie crust and chill for an hour.

Cut ripe mangoes into small cubes and add fine sugar and toss it...

Top the pie with the cut mangoes and chill it further for 3 to 4 hrs .

You may even sprinkle a bit of cinnamon powder.... Serve with whipped cream and extra mango pulp.


Muneeba said...

I miss REAL mangoes (living here in the US) ... this looks so perfect for summer!!

Veggie Belly said...

I dont like mangoes. But I think i'll have to make this for S :)