Mango Apple Pie

Can you think of any more summer in America than apple pie? Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and even backyard barbecues usually has an apple pie on the dessert table. Often times you cannot beat a classic such as a good old apple pie – often times.

I may have found the perfect variation (a subtle one at that) to the tried and true classic. Not only is summer the perfect season for apples, but it is also prime time for mango. In my adult years I have gained a true appreciation for the spicy juicy tropical fruit. It is the last few weeks of summer, so I am trying to use up as much good summer fruit as I can.

By adding fresh chopped mango to a classic apple pie recipe, you enhance the warm notes of the apple pie spices. The flavor of the mango is not overwhelming, so you still get all of the coveted gooey apple pie flavor. The mango really just amps up the traditional flavors.

I am a believer in homemade pie crust. It is something that is time consuming but well worth the time. The flavor difference in store bought crust versus homemade is barely comparable. I also understand that making it homemade is not always an option due to time constraints.

Make your own crust (everyone has their favorite recipe) or use frozen. Either way you will love this twist to the classic American summer pie.

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