Mango Cream Crisp

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Author Notes: Simplicity itself, this is a first cousin to my favorite stone fruit dessert in the summer, and to my favorite apple and pear desserts of the autumn and winter. Enjoy! ;o)AntoniaJames

Serves 4

  • 3 cups of mango cut into bite-sized pieces (if available, use more than one variety)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened medium coconut shards
  • ½ cup toasted pecan pieces (chopped, toasted almonds or walnuts also do well)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (Korintje is my first choice when also using coriander.)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • Crème fraiche, mascarpone or Greek yogurt, if desired.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 325 if using a convection oven).
  2. Put the mango pieces into a shallow baking dish. It should be small enough so that you have at least two layers of fruit. Drizzle the cream over it.
  3. Mix all of the remaining ingredients (other than the optional dairy toppings) in a medium bowl. Sprinkle on the fruit.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche, mascarpone or Greek yogurt, if you like. I find this perfectly delicious without, however.
  6. Enjoy!! ;o)
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over 2 years ago wssmom

This is such a summer twist on one of my favorite fall desserts .... so looking forward to trying it!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thank you, wssmom! I also tried it with (thawed) frozen mango, which I often have on hand for smoothies, punches, etc., and it worked really well, so this is also going into the "pantry desserts" keeper file here. I added a squeeze of lemon juice over the topping, to brighten it up. ;o)

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over 2 years ago gingerroot

This is perfect, AJ. I can't wait to try it.

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thanks, gr! I hope you do. ;o)

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over 2 years ago arielleclementine

love this! the coriander is a really fun touch!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thank you, arielleclementine. I often wonder why you don't see coriander more often in recipes for sweet things with the traditional warm spices. I almost always add a dash to my apple pies/crisps, and to my stone fruit desserts as well. It's really nice with cardamom. ;o)

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over 2 years ago Madhuja

This looks scrumptious! And I love your spice combination - I have never seen coriander being used with mango!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thank you, Madhuja. You hope you try the two together. I make an orange-based liqueur with a lot of coriander in it -- it tastes a bit like Cointreau -- which I use with mango puree and prosecco to make boozy slushies. That's where I first got the idea to use it here. ;o)

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over 2 years ago Bevi

This IS simplicity itself!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thanks, Bevi. The simpler, the better, right? ;o)

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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Glad to see you back in action, AJ! This sounds delightful. I always appreciate the care and creativity you use with spicing/seasoning.

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thank you, HLA, for your kind words. I'm glad to be back! (It's been an interesting road, to say the least.) ;o)

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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Absolutely beautiful and I think the coriander is a brilliant addition. What a wonderful dessert!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thanks so much! Coriander is so under-appreciated. I love it with the naturally mildly spicy taste of some mangoes (especially when just barely under-ripe) and parsnips. I make a butternut squash dish that's very similar to this for the holidays, also using coriander. Just imagine this with pre-roasted winter squash and parsnip cubes instead of mango, no coconut but a touch of orange zest, and a few dots of butter on top. ;o)

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over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Just love this!!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thanks, ipk! So glad you do. ;o)

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over 2 years ago aargersi

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Yum AJ - I love that it is so simple but you can just tell that the flavors are terrific together!!!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Thanks, aargersi! The coriander is key . . . . . . it's mango's best friend, no doubt about it. ;o)

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over 2 years ago PistachioDoughnut

AJ this looks delish! Can I have some...pretty please..have you tried adding rhubarb also alongwith mango..it tastes awesome..

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Have not tried with rhubarb, but what a fantastic idea! Especially for a heavy, ripe mango, i.e., sweeter. Meant to include an instruction to use just-ripe (as in not-too-ripe) fruit for this; will do that soon. Notice I use but a tablespoon of brown sugar; it's there just for flavor, not sweetening. I also use jaggery when I have it handy! Thank you for your kind words, my dear. ;o)

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Simplicity itself, and simply lovely.

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Aww, you're so nice. Thank you. ;o)

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Two ingredients were dropped in the display process: 1/2 cup toasted pecans, and 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar. I've edited the recipe twice to add them, to no avail. I'll try again, tomorrow. ;o)