Mango Pecan Crisp

Having friends over for dinner and the game? This is the perfect dessert.  The streusel is delicious!  I use it for toppings on several different dishes and desserts.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

2 lb chopped mangos*
6 tablespoons butter room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole pecans
4 cinnamon sticks
1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
*Can substitute with frozen mangos
Pair of plastic cooking gloves
Medium mixing bowl
Mixing spoons
2 quart sauce pan and cover
8 oz. ramekins


1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat in sauce pan.
2. Combine mango, (1) teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla extract and almond extract in sauce pan. Mix with spoon.
3. Cover and simmer on low heat.

1. Combine rolled oats, flour, salt and two (2) teaspoon cinnamon in mixing bowl and mix with spoon.
2. Add brown sugar and chopped pecans and mix with spoon.
3. Add four (4) tablespoons of butter.  Using plastic cooking gloves blend butter into mixture and put to the side.


1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
2. Scoop about a 1/2 cup of mango filling into each ramekin.
3. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over the mangos.

4. Bake all ramekins at the same time on the middle rack for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and top each with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
6. Garnish with whole pecans, sprinkles of cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.


Slam dunk!

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Posted on February 19, 2015 at 12:10 am

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Shavannia Williams

Shavannia is the founder of Heels & Helmets and editor of its e-magazine, She also writes the football column, Gridiron, for the e-magazine. A sports marketing professional with over 13 years of experience, Ms. Williams has worked with the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and WNBA. As the owner of a marketing firm, Shavannia’s client roster includes: DC Women’s Business Center, NFL Players and United Way NFL Partnership. Her love for football began at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she worked for Michigan Football and received her B.A. in Sport Management and Communication. She is excited to bring talented women together to provide a resource to help other ladies “join the conversation at the office” and enhance their business relationships. Follow her on twitter @MzGridiron.
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