To make the coconut meringue, whip the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks. Add the sugar slowly and continue to whip until sugar is dissolved and meringue reaches the stiff peak stage. Fold in the toasted shredded coconut and place meringue into a pastry bag with a plain round tip. Pipe the meringue onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper into a circular motion to create a disk the diameter of 4-ounce ramekins. Bake until light golden brown, about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
For the mango Tart Tatin: In a medium skillet, over medium high heat, combine the water, sugar, honey, and lemon juice. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them to the skillet. Cook until the mixture just starts to caramelize, and add the mangos. Stir until the mangos are coated. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, and then remove from heat. With a slotted spoon remove mangos from cooking liquid. Place mangos into a container and let cool to room temperature. Reserve the cooking liquid for the sauce.
When the mangos have cooled, pack them into a buttered, 4-ounce ceramic ramekin and bake approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and invert onto a coconut meringue disk.
To make the tangerine honey sauce, add the mint leaves to the warm cooking liquid from the mangos. Stir to incorporate, set aside, and keep at room temperature.
To make the papaya sorbet, dissolve the sugar and water in a large container. Add the papaya puree and lemon juice and freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Oven-dried spiced pineapples: In a medium sized saucepan, combine the water, sugar, vanilla paste, cardamom seeds, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and add the pineapple slices. Soak the slices in the hot syrup for 2 to 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon remove the slices and drain well. Place pineapple slices onto a silicone baking mat or a parchment lined sheet tray in a single layer. Do not let the slices touch each other. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container.
Place the tart tatin in the center of a plate. Place a small scoop of the sorbet on the side or on top of the tart, surround the tart with the honey sauce, and garnish with the dried pineapple chips.
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Recipe courtesy of David Pantone, Florida Culinary Institute
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