Flaming Mango Dessert

March 22, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Mango season starts, then why not a flaming MANGO? - pauljoseph —pauljoseph

Test Kitchen Notes

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. - broccolirose —broccolirose

What You'll Need
  • 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.

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13 Reviews

fiveandspice April 1, 2011
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?
pauljoseph April 1, 2011
fiveandspice Yes You can do with brandy also
TheWimpyVegetarian March 31, 2011
This looks so fabulous, and I love mangos. I'll be making this one really soon! Congrats on the editors pick, pauljoseph!! Great job!!
pauljoseph March 31, 2011
Thank you ChezSuzanne
luvcookbooks March 23, 2011
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.
pauljoseph March 23, 2011
thank you for your comment
dymnyno March 22, 2011
Darn!! I was going to do some bananas ...and you did them. Then I bought mangos today and...You did them!!! They sound bananas foster. Since I have the mangos I will be making this.
pauljoseph March 22, 2011
thank you dymyno try mango banana foster
nannydeb March 22, 2011
Sounds delicious! Great photos!
pauljoseph March 22, 2011
nannydeb thank you
pauljoseph March 22, 2011
Thank you ellenl
ellenl March 22, 2011
This sounds so good!
pauljoseph April 1, 2011
Thank you