Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Haitian Mango Pie from Simpson-Fletcher Soul Food Recipes

Tommy Atkins Mangos are in season now. I enjoy a Mango more than a Peach. And I love Peach. We do grow them in the United States. And we import some as well. They make a luscious Pie. You can find some variety of Mango year round.

Haitian Mango Pie

4 cups chopped Mango
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon grated Lime Peel
2/3 cup Flour
1/2 cup Lime Juice
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 unbaked Pie Shell

Combine the Flour, one half of the Sugar, Lime Peel, and Salt with the Butter. Mix until they are like crumbs. Chill. Toss the chopped Mango with Lime Juice and the remaining Sugar. Mix the Mango mixture and pour into the Pie Shell. Sprinkle the chilled sugar crumbs over the fruit, covering well. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees continue baking until crumbs are brown and fruit is tender. 

This divine recipe is from Simpson-Fletcher Soul Food Recipes and Albert the Chef, who also gave us Fish Stuffing.

Never Fail Pie Crust
(makes 4 single crusts)

4 cups flour
1 Tbl sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup vegetable shortening (non trans fat, such as Crisco or other). 
1 Tbl vinegar
1 egg
1/2 cup water

Mix flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork or cutting tool (or you could give it a whirl in your food processor for a bit).

In a separate bowl mix vinegar, egg, and water. Add it to the flour mixture, stirring with a fork until moistened. Use your hands to mold into 4 equal balls. The dough may be frozen and thawed for future use. 

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