Recipe: Cuban Malanga Pie

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Malanga Root

PIE-A-DAY #9

Malanga Root – Photo by Antonis Achilleos

We last checked in with food writer Diane Morgan in February, when she talked with Evan about winter roots, tubers, and rhizomes (oh my!). She gave us a recipe for Three-Layer Parsnip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

But this being summer, it’s time to break out a different kind of dessert. Diane complied with Cuban Malanga Pie from her book Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes.

She says grated, raw malanga root tastes like coconut cream.

Read below for the recipe, and click here to enter YOUR delicious pie (or pies) in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday, September 7th at LACMA.