Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fast and French 2 - Mango Tart

I usually prefer fresh fruit, but it's different with mango. The tinned (or home-made) fruit in slight syrup has a heavenly taste, which goes fine with, guess what ... cardamom :).
This recipe is very light, easy and fast. And French.
It won't disappoint you.

You need:

ready sweet shortcrust pastry

1 tin mango in light syrup
2 eggs
6 tbsp sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
6 tbsp double cream
crushed cardamom seeds from 2 pods

Line a round tin with the shortcrust pastry, prick with a fork, cover with baking paper and ceramic baking beans to weigh the pastry down. Place in the fridge for some 20 minutes.
Place the pastry in a preheated oven to some 170-190 degrees for 15-20 minutes. In the final 5 minutes remove the baking paper and the beans.
Place the slices mango over the pastry and pour over the filling carefully.
To prepare the filling just whisk well all the ingredients and fill in the pastry case.
Return to the oven and bake more 20 minutes on 180-200 degrees until golden-brown. Sprinkle with sugar and leave for a couple of minutes.


Kate / Kajal said...

ok someones gotta get out out of the kitchen ... hahahaha girl you are on fire ... belting out one gr8 post after another ...and that too soo fast.
Seems like you've hit the kitchen with a vengeance ! not that i'm complaining .. i love seeing the wonderful treats u have for us.

This looks fairly simple, and yummy too. My kinda food !

DocChuck said...

Your mango tart looks great.

I agree with you about the canned mango in light syrup. We just recently discovered it and have been very impreseed with its taste and texture (far superior to the fresh, in our opinions).

Alita said...

hehe, Kate, you're right ... I over-cooked this month :)
But that's to compensate the laziness of January. Let's see what will be next month :)

Docchuck, I was really surprised by the taste of this kind of mango, especially compared to fresh one...

Mango Power Girl said...

Yes, you really have been in the kitchen a lot haven't you ;) It is a beautiful yellow, I have to admit even though I am not a big canned fruit fan, it looks great :)

superluckykitchen said...

i always thought fresh would be better. i guess i have to try the tinned version

Tartelette said...

I love mango in tarts and this one looks delicious!

Mandy said...

I love mango in anything but have not tried it in tart form. If only I get have a slice of your mango tart!

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