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. Feel free to substitute any other fruit, in bite-sized pieces, for the mango. (When using apples and pears, I usually give the fruit a bit of a head start in the oven, for about 10 minutes, covered, before adding the topping.) However you make this . . . . Enjoy! ;o) —AntoniaJames
3 cups of mango cut into bite-sized pieces (if available, use more than one variety)
2/3 cup heavy cream
½ cup unsweetened medium coconut shards
½ cup toasted pecan pieces (chopped, toasted almonds or walnuts also do well)
¼ teaspoon 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.
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 325 if using a convection oven).
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.
Mix all of the remaining ingredients (other than the optional dairy toppings) in a medium bowl. Sprinkle on the fruit.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche, mascarpone or Greek yogurt, if you like. I find this perfectly delicious without, however.
When I'm not working (negotiating transactions for internet companies), or outside enjoying the gorgeous surroundings here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm likely to be cooking, shopping for food, planning my next culinary experiment, or researching, voraciously, whatever interests me. In my kitchen, no matter what I am doing -- and I actually don't mind cleaning up -- I am deeply grateful for having the means to create, share with others and eat great food. Life is very good. ;o)