Let's Dish: Mangos Foster

photo from Let's Dish of the Live Well Network.
December 20, 2012 1:39:30 PM PST
Every now and then it's fun to make an impressive dessert like Mangos Foster, which is a lot easier to make than it sounds

Let's Dish airs on the Live Well Network

Difficulty: Moderate Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8-10 minutes Serves: 4

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3-4 Tablespoons dark rum
2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
Several shakes high quality ground cinnamon
4 large scoops vanilla ice cream

1. In a large saut? pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Don't let the butter brown.

2. Add brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. This sugar mixture will be very hot so be careful.

3. Add the mangos and saut? for an additional 5 minutes to slightly warm the mango. (If the mangos are less than ripe, they may take longer to cook.) Half way through the cooking, add the water to create a sauce. You can add more water if you desire or the mixture becomes dry.

4. In a separate small sauce pan, heat rum. Light the rum with a long stick match or long stemmed lighter. Once it catches fire, pour over the mangos. As the pan flames, sprinkle the cinnamon into the flames where it will sparkle. Stir the pan periodically. This makes a great show, so it is best done in front of your guests and in a slightly darkened room.

5. Scoop out the ice cream into individual dishes and spoon over the mango foster mixture. Serve immediately.

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