Mango Custard Pie

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Mango Custard Pie made with whole wheat short crust pastry base, filled with creamy mango custard and topped with luscious mango slices.

 

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Recipe

Ingredients for the pastry base ( also check out – Basic Shortcrust Pastry Base http://wp.me/p1FGtT-56 )

  • 1 cup of WW flour
  • 60 grams of chilled butter cubed
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 1 egg for egg wash (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

Ingredients for the custard filling

  •  2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup pulp of a fresh mango
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cup cold milk
  • nutmeg
  • 1 tsp custard powder
  • Fresh mango slices

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Directions :

  • Put the flour and salt in a bowl and add the cubes of chilled butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

  • Add just enough cold water to bring the mixture together into a rough dough (do not over knead it)

  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes before using

  • Directions for the Custard Filling: Into a bowl, add milk, eggs, sugar, salt, mango pulp, vanilla , nutmeg, and gently whisk well. ( do not over whisk it)

  • Directions for baking the custard Pie: Preheat the oven to a 200 degrees C

  • Roll the dough and line it in a pie mold. Give the pastry an egg wash and blind bake it about 10-15 minutes

  • Take the empty pie shell out – let it cool off for a few minutes

  • Pour the mango custard filling into the shell and bake for 40-45 minutes @ 180 degrees C

  • If you think pouring the custard filling first..and placing it in the oven is tricky..then pour filling into the shell while it is sitting inside the oven on the rack. ( I learnt it the hard way 😉

  • Check for doneness – insert a knife at the center – it should be cooked and slightly wobbly texture

  • Take it out of the oven – let it rest and dig in !!

Garnish it with fresh mango slices and serve.

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