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Mango Pie Recipe

Mango Pie Recipe

One of the sweetest discoveries I made several years ago as a newcomer to the United States was pie. This one, a frozen treat that's easy to assemble, unites some of my favorite childhood flavors - mango, exotic saffron, and bold and flowery cardamom - with an all-American graham cracker crust.


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup (about 10 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups pureed or mashed canned mango (we like Swad brand Alphonso mango slices in syrup, drained)
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker piecrust
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer set on medium speed to beat the cream cheese until it's fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the condensed milk, mango, saffron, and cardamom and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and well blended, about 2 minutes more.
  2. Pour the filling into the piecrust, then cover and freeze the dessert for at least 6 hours. Defrost it for 10 minutes before serving and top with whipped cream, if you like. Serves 10.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (one slice): Calories 270 ● Total Fat 14 g (21% DV) ● Saturated Fat 9 g (46% DV) ● Cholesterol 60 mg (20% DV) ● Sodium 189 mg (8% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 24 g (8% DV) ● Fiber 0.2 g (1% DV) ● Sugars 3 g ● Protein 6 g (13% DV) ● Vitamin C (45% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.