Mango Parfait with Pastry Cream


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Hi Friends!

Mango is my favorite fruit for its sweetness, texture and variety.

It is a multifaceted fruit, which you can use in drinks, desserts, salads and savory recipes.

Taking advantage of the quantity and variety of mangoes found locally, I bought a box of 12 at a local supermarket for $3.99. What a great price!


To take full advantage of all the product, I gave myself the task to wash, peel and cutting into small pieces all of the mangoes. I froze the remainder for future use…


… and today, I bring you an exquisite Mango Parfait recipe with pastry cream, whipped cream and nuts.



Ingredients for Pastry Cream:

3 cups of milk

3 eggs yolks

1/2 cup of sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1/4 tsp. salt

1 vanilla pod cut lengthwise


Ingredients for mango puree:

2 ripe mangoes blended in a food processor


Ingredients for whipped cream:

1 cup of heavy cream

2 tablespoon of sugar


For garnish: Optional

mango cubes and nuts


Directions: For Pastry Cream

Prepare an ice bath.

Beat eggs yolks with milk until incorporated.

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a non stick saucepan.

Add the yolk and milk mix and the vanilla pod.

Cook on medium/low heat  stirring constantly until thickened and gets to a boiling point.

Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.

Place the pan in the ice bath. Move softly for a few minutes until cool. Cover with food film, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Make layers of pastry cream, mango puree, whipped cream and nuts! Enjoy!


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