Flaming Mango Dessert

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Author Notes: Mango season starts, then why not a flaming MANGO? - pauljosephpauljoseph

Food52 Review: Warming spices and a boozy kick are perfect complements in pauljoseph's fruity flambéed dessert. The mango is enhanced with numerous international flavors, and is coated in just enough butter to make it rich. If you prep the mango beforehand everything comes together in a snap—perfect for entertaining. - broccolirosebroccolirose

Serves 2

  • 1 Mango , ripe but not soft
  • 2-3 tbsp. Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon 1 stick
  • Cloves 3
  • Rum , to taste
  1. Take 1 ripe, mango , cut in about 4 or 5 slices
  2. Melt a few tbsp. butter over medium heat.
  3. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar; stir
  4. Add cinnamon and cloves
  5. Add mango . Cook until fairly warm and starting to soften, about 1 minute
  6. Flip and allow to cook an additional 30 seconds.
  7. Add rum (light or dark; dark has more flavor) to taste, and swirl in pan a bit
  8. Light a very long match and pass over pan.
  9. remove from heat and serve over ice cream.

Tags: mango

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about 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Congrats on the EP. I'm picking up a mango today to make this for dessert! Do you think brandy would taste alright if I don't have a chance to pick up rum?


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

fiveandspice Yes You can do with brandy also


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks so fabulous, and I love mangos. I'll be making this one really soon! Congrats on the editors pick, pauljoseph!! Great job!!


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you ChezSuzanne


about 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Diana Kennedy has a recipe like this that I make sometimes, very similar but has some lime juice that is delicious with the mango flavor. Great photo.


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

thank you for your comment


about 4 years ago dymnyno

Darn!! I was going to do some bananas ...and you did them. Then I bought mangos today and...You did them!!! They sound great...like bananas foster. Since I have the mangos I will be making this.


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

thank you dymyno try mango banana foster


about 4 years ago nannydeb

Sounds delicious! Great photos!


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

nannydeb thank you


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you ellenl


about 4 years ago ellenl

This sounds so good!


about 4 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you