Mango Plantain Pie
This recipe was developed from the influences of my trips to Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa, and the Caribbean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Serves: 1 person
- 3very ripe black plantains, peeled
- ½cup white sugar
- ¼teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1drop red food coloring, or as needed
- 1teaspoon all-purpose flour, or as needed
- 1(9 inch) refrigerated pie crust
- 1mango, sliced
- 1pinch white sugar, or to taste
Step 1Place plantains in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, transfer to a bowl, and mash until smooth. Add 1/2 cup white sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and red food coloring.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Flour a pie plate; line the plate with the pie crust.
Step 3Pour the plantain mixture into the pie crust. Arrange sliced mangos on top and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until mostly firm, about 30 minutes.