Every year on my dad’s birthday there is a mango pie replacing a typical birthday cake. My mom had always made this pie but recently she has been giving me that job. My brother’s birthday was this Monday and he had been begging for a mango pie of his own. So I decided to be a good older sister and grant him his birthday wish. This is how I made the delicious birthday mango pie.
- 5 Mangos
- 2 bags of grenatin (flavorless gelatin)
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 500 ml of whipping cream
- 1½ packets of vanilla cookies (In mexico we use galletas Marias)
- 1 unsalted butter bar (melted)
- Pie mold
The fun thing about this recipe is that it is so delicious and easy to make. You don’t need an oven and don’t run the risk of burning the desert. All you need is a few hours in the fridge.
Overall prep time is less than 30 minutes.
Cooling time can vary depending on the temperature of the fridge or if you choose to use the freezer.
Let’s start making the Pie Crust
I like grinding the cookies in sections because I feel like it’s easier this way.
I used 1½ cookie packets so I separated the cookies in three sections.
Before grinding the cookies, break them with your hands so it’s easier for the blender.
Put the cookie crumbs in the Pyrex (or whatever you are using as a pie mold)
And now you have a pie crust! Put it aside and now we are ready to start the filling.
Now, let’s get that pie started.
There are three things you need to do before putting it all together so it doesn’t really matter the order in which they are done.
I’m going to start by whipping the cream, since I think that it’s what takes the longest to be ready.
If you don’t have a mixer you can use an old school whisker.
*Don’t over whisk*
The next step is to cut the mangos in cubes and put them in the blender with the condensed milk. Blend it until it feels and looks like a pudding.
And before putting it all together, the last thing you have to do is get ¼ cup of water, microwave it for 1 minute, and add the two bags of grenetin to the hot water.
And now you are done with the three easy steps. The only thing left to do is pour the mango, condensed milk, and grenetin mixture into the mixers bowl and start whipping it all together until fully blended.
And for the grand finale,
Pour the final pie pudding into the pie crust and freeze or refrigerate for a couple of hours.
After this you can defiantly add some mango slices to decorate and make it look pretty.
If you don’t want to make a pie, but want to make this desert, you can use regular coffee cups and even get to skip the whole pie crust thing. You place a cookie at the bottom and drop some tablespoons of the pie pudding on top. Then you can add another cookie and keep on adding layers of pie pudding and cookies until the top.
I think this is the perfect dessert for all of those non-cookers/non-bakers out there. It is the simplest thing to make!
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P.s. I also made a lemon pie and you can watch how I did it on youtube. It is basically this recipe but using lemons instead of mangos.