Working on getting back into your swimsuit? Mango meringue pie has only 1/4 cup added sugar for the whole pie!
A couple of weeks ago I bought a mango at the grocery store. They’re coming back into season and I love them in salads, smoothies, and desserts.
This mango was so juicy and sweet that I needed some more. Problem was I’ve been so busy that I haven’t made it back to the grocery store.
As I was walking home from the bus stop, I came across a fresh fruit and vegetable stall with …. mangoes! 1 kilo (a little over 2 pounds) for $0.35.
As much as I love mangoes, I can’t eat a kilo before they go bad so I tried to negotiate for a couple of mangoes. The seller wouldn’t budge and so I bought 6 mangoes instead of 1 or 2.
Then I had a really busy week and didn’t eat much at home. One mango was already spoiled so that left 5 mangoes that needed to be eaten NOW.
It so happened that one of my friends asked me to make a last-minute dessert. I had some left over pie crust in my fridge and 5 really ripe mangoes – mango meringue pie!
You really only need 3 mangoes for this pie. I have about a cup of extra puree sitting in my fridge waiting to be turned into ice-cream sauce.
After sampling a little of the puree I realized this pie filling needed no added sugar. In fact, I actually added a little lemon juice to tone down the sweetness. So only the meringue has any sugar.
With the added lemon juice, the filling is slightly tart. If you wanted, you could just serve the filling with a little strawberry sauce for a lovely dessert.
My friends loved this pie. It was a small party but I only managed to save one slice for the photos and it got a little banged up on the ride home.
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