Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mango Mousse Tarts

Mango mousse... How I do love it!! I've had multiple different versions of it in the past. Some were fluffy like whipped cream, and used as a cake filling. Others were firm, but so creamy and delicious! I've found that most recipes use mango pulp and cream for either version... I then thought, "How can I make this less of a guilty pleasure?"

I rummaged around in the fridge and spotted the container of Stonyfield Oikos yogurt sitting in there. Oikos is Stonyfield's new nonfat Greek yogurt. I know, I know. Some of you are thinking, "How on earth can nonfat yogurt taste good?" Well, throw your fears out the window! I am not the type to preach about any particular product, but this one really surpassed my expectations. It tastes rich and creamy and is not sour at all. Perfect to help satisfy my craving for mango mousse!

So, I used a ripe mango I had sitting around to make fresh mango pulp. Then, sweetened it a touch, added the yogurt and milk. The whole thing was stabilized with gelatin. I couldn't resist adding a crust flavored with almonds and amaretti cookies (Italian almond flavored cookies) to give it more of a cold tart feel. The end result was way more than satisfactory... It was totally awesome!!!



Ingredients:

Crust:

Crushed amaretti cookies - 4 tbsp (can substitute with 2 tbsp almond flour and 2 tbsp all purpose flour)
Almonds, powdered - 2 tbsp
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 tbsp
Melted butter - 1 tbsp

Filling:

Mango pulp (from fresh mangoes) - 1 cup (if using canned pulp, decrease sugar!)
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Oikos) - 1/2 cup
Milk (or cream) - 1/2 cup
Gelatin - 1 packet of powdered gelatin
Water (to dissolve gelatin) - 1/4 cup

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Combine all the crust ingredients and press into 4 ramekins. The ramekins I used were 5 oz size. Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. The crust may seem a little soft on removal from the oven, but will harden on cooling.

3. Mix together the mango pulp, yogurt, milk or cream, and sugar in a medium bowl. Keep aside.

4. Now, mix the gelatin powder and water in a saucepan. Allow to soak for 5 minutes. Then, turn the stove on to low and stir continuously until the gelatin melts. Remove from the heat.

5. Add the gelatin mixture to the mango mixture whle stirring continuously. Continue stirring for 1-2 minutes to combine everything well and ensure that no lumps remain.

6. Pour the filling mixture into the cooled ramekins (that have the already baked crusts), dividing evenly.

7. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight for firm up.



Enjoy these as is or garnished with some freshly cut ripe mangoes and give into temptation...!

37 comments:

Bong Mom said...

Mango season and another dessert to die for !!! I just saw a beautiful one at Nirmala's and here is another one

Nags said...

the last pic! divine!

egglesscooking said...

I'm a very big fan of Stoneyfield's regular whole yogurt and to know that the non fat version of the greek yogurt is also creamy and not sour is really interesting. Have to see if I can get it here in Canada. The mousse has set all perfect.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy dessert

Priya said...

Wat a delicious mango dessert Kalai, yennaku appadiye antha ramequinaa yeduthu saapidanam pola irruku..too tempting tart yaa!

Laavanya said...

What a fabulous way to use the yogurt - looks so pretty and way too tempting with that yummy crust.

Parita said...

to die for, love the way you have used almond slices:)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

LOvely dish and very beautiful clicks. I love to grab that spoon from the photo.

Uma said...

ooh, soooo tempting Kalai! looks so delicious :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....that's an luscious dessert.....

raaji said...

Haaaa mangoes......miss the juicy,sweet,heavenly taste ....i make mango pie almost the same way

Usha said...

This looks so tempting !

Sig said...

Ooh I love mango mousse and love the crust too! Great idea to make it in individual ramekins.

Pravs said...

what a sweet treat this will be ! i like the crust with amaretti cookies.
Thanks for stopping by.. i was on a break for a while.

Rajesh &Shankari said...

yogurt, gelatin and mango- yum

Cynthia said...

Beautiful!

Nirmala said...

I love this. Totally droolworthy. I actually bought some cream and gelatine to make these but everytime I touch a mango its hard to resist and I end up eating them all. Now the cream and gelatine were starring at me :(

AnuSriram said...

Yummy recipe... Looks lovely!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,gorgeous pics kalai! Looks nice:) Surprising abt the Yogurt taste!!

Ann said...

Wow that is totally tempting and Lovely presentation.

CHAITRA said...

Very tasty n inviting dessert.
Drop in sometime to my blog,

Mallugirl said...

so funny. i made the exact same thing today with oikos and was gonna blog that!! is this inspired by the costco mango tart?

egglesscooking said...

Hi Kalai, read in DK's forum that your mil has come. Hope you are having a wonderful time. Take care.

Red Chillies said...

hey, this is such a cool recipe with the yogurt. I have one more box of the yogurt.
Do you know if I can use cornstarch instead of gelatin?

homecooked said...

Wow...these look really fab! Love mangoes in any form :)

Seena said...

That pic was really tempting kalai.. :)

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Bong Mom said...

Hope you are doing fine kalai

Pravs said...

hey kalai, hope all is well with you. Thanks for that sweet comment in mine :)
I miss seeing your posts. I had been here couple of times to check on you..i hope you will be able to come back to blogging soon. Hugs to you and take care.

Pravs said...

Happy holidays, kalai. Hope you are doing well.

Asha said...

Slurp! Good looking dessert Kalai.
Thanks for your comment. Happy 2010 and hope it turns out a great year for you too like I am hoping.
I think it will, just a matter of time. It's strange that I was so thrilled to be in India in June and came back home happy. Everything turned out so bad after that. I needed to be alone and deal with it. It's lot better now and I think it will be alright in future.
Hope and prayers are powerful. Keep faith, hugs to you! :))

Cham said...

Wish You a Very Happy New Year!
Hope You are doing good and Wish ...

Malar Gandhi said...

The very thought of mango sounds refreshing to me...this is so good:)

Sangeetha said...

The dessert looks soooo yummy!

simply.food said...

Beautiful dessert looks devine.

chicha.in said...

hii..

Nice Post Great job.

Thanks for sharing.

Subhie Arun said...

lovely n yummy dessert....perfect for summer....frst time to ur site,glad to follow u!

http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.co.uk/