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June 8, 2010

Are You Feelin' The Mango Madness?

My sister felt it last weekend! She wanted to make something different and fun for her friend's dinner party. So of course, she's talking about Mango pie. Mango Pie is not just easy but yummy. One thing to remember, it will come out firm and tasty if the recipe is followed properly. As usual, she called my mom to find out about the ingredients and recipe for the pie. This recipe is well known within our community and loved by all.
We usually make this cheesecake for our family get togethers because it doesn't require a lot of unusual ingredients, most of the ingredients except for the mango pulp are already at home. Our original recipe is for making 4 pies and the ingredients and measurements are listed below:

- 1 can (30 oz) of Mango pulp
- 8 oz Cream cheese
- 16 oz Sour cream
- 2 cups Sugar
- 3 cups Hot water
- 3 packets of Unflavored gelatine
- 4 (9 inches) Graham cracker crusts

My sister said she only wanted to make one pie, so below are the measurements for that quantity: 
- 1/4 can (30oz) of Mango pulp
- 2 oz Cream cheese*
- 4 oz Sour cream*
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Hot water
- 3/4 packet of Unflavored gelatin
- 1 (9 inches) Graham cracker crust

Boil 3/4 cup of cold water and add sugar and gelatin until both are well dissolved. Next, blend everything (including mango pulp, cream cheese, sour cream and sugar, and gelatin mixture) and pour it on the pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours (depending on refrigerator settings).

My sister's update: Everyone loved the pie. The only downside was that a couple of the pieces crumbled as she took them out of the aluminum pie tray. 

***Quick Tip: 
- Most recipes are made for some number of servings. Be mindful when adjusting the measurements for making fewer servings. Leave ample time for setting and taste testing. Also, plan for another item just in case, your original item doesn't turn out well.
- If using low fat or fat-free sour cream or cream cheese, please use 1 packet of the unflavored gelatin to make sure the pie sets properly. 
- If you decide to make only one pie, you can use the rest of the mango pulp for making mango lassi (yogurt smoothie) or mango mousse