Crisps are among my favorite desserts and although I have been enjoying apple and pear crisps I have been looking forward to spring and summer crisps. Not too long ago I came across the concept of a mango crisp which sounded really good. I had never even thought about using mangos in a crisp and I just had to try it. Now that the mangos are in season I got the chance to make one. I had also recently come across the concept of adding nuts to the crust of a crisp and I thought that adding some macadamia nuts to the mango crisp would be a good ideal. Continuing with the tropical theme I also thought that some coconut would do well in the crust. I had also been experimenting with cardamom and I thought that a touch of it would add a really nice fragrance. Crisps come together really easily and the hardest part is waiting for them to bake. The mango crisp with macadamia nut crust was amazing! I really liked how mango worked in a crisp. Mangos are naturally sweet and slightly tart and they held the crisp up all by themselves. The tropical topping was also really good! The hint of coconut and the crunch of the macadamia nuts added new dimensions to the crisp. Of course melting vanilla ice cream made the mango crisp even better!
Mango Crisp with Macadamia Nut Crust
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom (ground)
- 5 cups mango (diced)
- 1 tablespoon lemon (juice)
- 1/2 cup flour1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut (unsweetend)
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts (toasted and chopped)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- Mix the sugar, cornstarch and cardamom in a large bowl.
- Add the mango and lemon juice and toss to coat.
- Mix the flour, rolled oats, coconut, macadamia nuts, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl.
- Place the mango mixture into an 8×8 inch baking dish and pour the topping on.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
Wow….another beautiful dish using mangoes! You really are creative 🙂
I’ve only had apple crisp before, and love it – I MUST try that mango version! Yum!
cook eat FRET says
ok that’s it
i can’t take it anymore
you are a cooking machine
you are not a real person
you win hands down
i am amazed – consistently
good work, kevin
that entire dish sounds wonderful
Gretchen Noelle says
Glad you tried mangoes in a crisp! I will have to take your cues and add some (brazil) nuts and coconut to the topping. Yum!
Brilliant combo – I have mango, I have macadamia nuts, I have nirvana… Thanx for a great idea.
Mangoes are the best fruit this side of heaven. I can not think of one dish with mango as an ingredient that would not be good.
Cooking and the City says
Kevin this does look delicious, very tasty indeed! 🙂
Looks great, Kevin. Love the macadamia nuts in the crust!
Mango fever!! That sounds lucious! I like mangos, but never thought of using them like that. Thanks, Kevin!
Oh my goodness! That does sound like an amazing combination!!! You have described it perfectly 🙂
Cookie baker Lynn says
What a showstopper of a crisp. I love the tropical flavor you put in all of it. I’ll bet it was delicious.
I’m so excited for all these mango recipes I’ve been seeing. Mango salads and now mango desserts! It’s such a great fruit.
Beautiful crisp Kevin! I need to make a crisp soon, they are definitely one of my favorites as well!
This looks great! I have made mango pie before but never a crisp. Trader Joe’s sells bags of frozen mango in case I am lazy and don’t want to peel and pit the mangoes.
I’ve been really enjoying these series of mango posts!
Wandering Chopsticks says
Oh my! I love mangoes and hadn’t thought of using it in a crisp either. I love your macadamia nut and coconut additions.
This looks fabulous! I love macadamia nuts and mangoes together!
Mangoes and macadamias? Unbelievable! It looks heavenly!
Kevin, did you buy a box of mangoes!?! 🙂
Great combo Kevin! Looks really yummy.
Kevin, what a fantastic combination!
Sigh! I’ve never used macadamia nuts in a crisp before. Why not, I ask myself, after looking at that beautiful photo. I must correct that mistake!
Hmm a lot of mangoes lately here hehe! This looks so delicious, and I’m guessing macadamia & mangoes must complement each other quite well. You are always posting delicious stuff on your blog!
It’s not even dinner time and I want dessert!
i’m sure the mangoes are luscious, but i suspect that i would be most focused on the crust portion of this dish–it sounds unbelievably delicious!
Another great way to use up mangoes Kevin – delicious!
It’s mango madness!! Wow.
Never thought about using mangoes in a crisp but I must say this looks delicious. Try mangoes from India if you get a chance, the Alphonso’s are out of this world.
Melting vanilla ice cream makes any dessert that much better! The crisp looks delicious Kevin. 🙂
It’s almost mango season in Miami, one of the only good things about Miami in july. Interesting pairing with macadamia
Bellini Valli says
I love the concept of the tropical tropping with the mangoes Kevin..coconut and macadamias…pure inspiration!!
That sounds like one of the best tasting crisps! I would have never thought of this so I’m so glad you shared!
Very creative! Looks delicious.
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
Looks like a great summery dessert, Kevin!
Kevin, you are coming up with some fantastic recipes for mango. I’m not sure which one to try first!
Mango crisp! Whoduthunk it would work? But then now that I think of it, it sounds perfect!
wow!! yummy!!! where you find so many mangos!! I love them, This is how a poem Kevin!!xGloria
that is lovely kevin!
Peter M says
Kevin, having recently made my own crisp with berries & mangos…I know how this tasted…great!
What a great idea, Kevin! It looks fantastic!
Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" says
This sounds very intriguing. I’ll have to try this.
wow, my mom would love this. i am going to forward it to her
What an awesomely creative idea!!! Damn, if i wasn’t already married…LOL Just kidding, i am in love with your recipes!!!
Michelle N says
Mango Crisp…oh this sounds and looks so good! I will be trying this out this weekend. I love mango!
This was absolutely delicious, Kevin! How could anything go wrong with 5 cups of mangoes? 🙂
I can see myself becoming seriously addicted to your site. If only there was a way to get samples! Oh well…
I am planning on making this tonight. I only need to pick up some macadamia nuts. I hope I don't ruin it though because I am not going to buy a whole thing of cardamom (which I have never heard of or use) just for the 1/4 teaspoon the recipe calls for. I plan on using the Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend which I already have. Looks great.
This looks fantastic. I am going to make this tonight. The only thing I do not have on hand is cardamom. I have never heard of it and have never used it, so I don't want to buy it just to use 1/4 tsp. I hope I don't ruin it but I plan on using 1/4 tsp of Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Spice blend that I do have on hand.
Unknown: Cinnamon would be a great substitute for the cardamom.