"Plan ahead and you'll love the pretzel crust! Courtesy American Pie Association."
Pretzel Pie Crust
finely crushed pretzel
butter flavor shortening
heavy whipping cream
cream cheese, room temperature
1 (3 ounce) packages
ripe mango, peeled, pitted and pureed
( approximately 1 small mango)
ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
( approximately 2 large mangos)
Whipped Cream Topping
heavy whipping cream
To Make The Pretzel Pie Crust: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add flour, crushed pretzels, Crisco, sugar and water. Top with cover, and process pulsing 3 or 4 seconds until dough just forms, shape into a ball. Press with floured hands to a 5 to 6 inch circle, place dough between floured wax paper and roll out, remove top piece of wax paper and flip dough into 9 inch deep dish pie plate, remove other sheet. Fit in pie plate with hands and trim access dough from around edge. Prick with fork all over sides and bottom. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
To Make The Creamy Filling: In medium size bowl add heavy whipping cream, and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Then add powdered sugar and vanilla, continue beating until firm peaks form. Set aside. In separate bowl add cream cheese and sugar, blend well. Then fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread on bottom of pie crust and refrigerate.
To Make the Mango Topping: Combine boiling water and jello, stirring until dissolved. Add sugar, pureed mango (see how to purree below) and chopped mango and stir well. Pour on top of cream filling in pie crust, return to the refrigerator and chill 3 to 4 hours.
Note: To puree mango place mango into food processor and pulse 10 to 12 or until puree consistency. * To chop mango place in food processor and pulse 4 to 6 times.
To Make The Whipped Cream Topping: In medium size bowl add cream and beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, continue beating until firm. Spoon topping into pastry bag and decorate leaving some of the mango top showing.