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.
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!