One of the sweetest discoveries I made several years ago as a newcomer to the United States was pie. This one, a frozen treat that's easy to assemble, unites some of my favorite childhood flavors -- mango, exotic saffron, and bold and flowery cardamom -- with an all-American graham cracker crust.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer set on medium speed to beat the cream cheese until it's fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the condensed milk, mango, saffron, and cardamom and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and well blended, about 2 minutes more.
Pour the filling into the piecrust, then cover and freeze the dessert for at least 6 hours. Defrost it for 10 minutes before serving and top with whipped cream, if you like. Serves 10.
Per serving (one slice): Calories 270 ● Total Fat 14 g (21% DV) ● Saturated Fat 9 g (46% DV) ● Cholesterol 60 mg (20% DV) ● Sodium 189 mg