Mangoes are one of my favourite fruit, next to strawberries, these are the next best thing. They are often sweet and refreshing especially when ripened the right way.
Last Christmas someone gave my mom a Mango Pie from Red Ribbon (a famous bakery here in Manila), I adore their Chocolate Mouse as well. Ever since I tasted that I've been on a look out for a good recipe of Mango Pie.
I'm fortunate enough that during one of my sunday ritual, while I was watching A Taste of Life (hosted by one of Manila's best Cake Decorator), lo and behold, their featuring Mango Pie in the dessert portion of the show. I quickly got my VCR ready and taped it. The hostess made it look so easy that I convinced myself to give it a try.
Pies were and still are never my forte. Cakes I can make, quite well actually. But pies are my Achilles' Heels. I can never seem to make them right, mine always turn out dry and tough like bad cookie, unedible! I know all the basic principles on what not to do in order to avoid having a tough dough but every time I seem to over worked my dough that I always end up with a yummy filling but a yucky out shell. The recipe called for in the show for the filling, for my taste has way too much cream and soo little mangoes. I'll revise that the next time I make this. My favourite part of the whole cake is of course the mangoes (yum!).
The left over cream filling got a different treatment, I put them in a loaf pan and store the in the freezer. From time to time, I slice a chunk of it off and drizzle some Hershey's chocolate sauce. Some people say that mangoes and chocolate doesn't jive together but I beg to differ all I can say is that its good!