Mangoes are Such a Comfort

Mango Cream Pie from Conti's

Mango Cream Pie from Conti's

In the tropics, you know that summer is drawing near when mangoes start showing up at one’s local fruit stand or greengrocer’s.  While ripe mangoes are always a delight, they can also be one of the most versatile ingredients – particularly where decadent desserts are involved as seen in the mango cream pie above from Conti’s.

Long an institution in southern suburbia, Conti’s has had a reputation for making some of the most amazing desserts and pastries in town.

A slice oozing with richness...

A slice oozing with richness...

Their mango cream pie is a queenly affair: a slightly sweetened crust filled with rich, unctuous pastry cream with chunks of the fruit folded into the voluminous clouds; the whole thing is topped with sliced fruit and glazed with a jelly topping flavored with mango juice.  Definitely made for sharing!

3 thoughts on “Mangoes are Such a Comfort

  1. Wait, wait, wait a minute….you mean it’s already mango season there?!!! Hawaii is considered the tropics and there is no way you are gonna find mangoes until summertime. And on top of that you gotta beat the thieves away from raiding your mango tree.

    I like your tropics much better…

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