Mango Lime Mousse Tart

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of my mom's most popular recipes that is loved by many many people is her mango pie. It's relatively simple... you blend unflavored gelatin, mango puree, cream cheese, whipped cream and sugar in a blender and pour into a premade graham cracker crust. The results are divine.
I had my tart dough left over and I bought a 6in tart pan from Ikea that I really wanted to try out... I love the combination of mango and lime. I still remember when I was about 12 and my bff Cici and I would go watch movies at Regal (for $5.50!) and sneak in a mango lime sorbet smoothie from Ben & Jerry's. It was the perfect drink for summer. Eventually, they stopped making it and turned it into a fat-free sorbet which really wasn't as good. I found out later that it was Sprite and their mango-lime sorbet, but they never sold it in stores and other brands didn't do it justice (when I tried to make it at home).

So today, I decided to recreate that taste, and boy, did I! This tart is sooo yummy. I want to keep it all to myself. The pictures really aren't that great, because the slice of lime I decorated the leftover mousse with fell in right when I set it down and I didn't have any more to replace it with. So I just kept clicking away... 

This dessert is another one that is great for people who don't like chocolate or very sweet things in general. I love lime so I added quite a bit of it to it, and it added a nice tart-y kick. I would love to incorporate some lime into my mom's mango pie next time.

Here's the recipe: (for a 6in and some leftover)

1/2 pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup mango puree
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1.5 tsp lime juice
1 packet unflavored gelatin

Blend it together! And add more of any of these to taste! 
A blender would probably be ideal except that I decided to use my mixer. It was annoying to try to break up the tiny pieces of cream cheese, and I still didn't quite get them all. Apparently I'm supposed to let it sit out a long time but I didn't. Still tastes great though. 

Pour this into your tart shell and chill for a couple of hours. The recipe for the tart is here.


Aba said...

Hmm, that does look delicious, though I'm wary of the lime juice. For me, there's a very fine line between just enough and too much sour. 1.5tsp sounds like a reasonable amount though. =)

Amrita said...

i promise this isn't a strong lime-y taste at all! It's barely a hint.. I couldn't make it too tart or else no one else will eat it :)

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