Maui Girl’s Mango Pie Recipe

If you like peach pie, you’ll love this tropical dream. With the extra beauty of this beautiful tropical fruit, it has a brighter flavor. This recipe came about after an unnamed Maui neighbor gave me a large bag of mangoes. I was determined to use them all, and by modifying an apple pie recipe, I created this delectable pie. Another advantage is that the sweetness of the mangoes lessens the need for additional sugar.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
  • 4 cups peeled and sliced mango
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Half of the pie pastry should be used to line a 9-inch pie pan. Place aside.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine mango, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon; whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Place the mango mixture in the prepared pie pan. Cover with the top crust after dotting the mixture with butter. To seal, pinch the top and bottom crusts together. Make a few vents in the top crust.

Step 3

Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the juices are bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Cook’s Note

Use ripe but not overripe mangoes. If your oven is hot, slightly cover the pie borders to prevent burning or browning.

How do I make Maui Girl’s Mango Pie?

A buttery pie crust, fresh mangoes, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and optional toppings like whipped cream or mint leaves are required to prepare Maui Girl’s Mango Pie. Specific recipes can be found online or in cookbooks that provide thorough instructions for making this delectable pie.

Can I use frozen mangoes instead of fresh ones?

While fresh mangoes are typically recommended for Maui Girl’s Mango Pie, you can use frozen mangoes as well. Just make sure to thaw and drain them before using to avoid excess moisture in the filling.

How long does Maui Girl’s Mango Pie last?

When stored properly in the refrigerator, Maui Girl’s Mango Pie can last for up to 3-4 days. It’s best to cover the pie with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

Can I freeze Maui Girl’s Mango Pie?

Yes, Maui Girl’s Mango Pie can be frozen. Before freezing, wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap or set it in an airtight container. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. To thaw, place the pie in the refrigerator and defrost overnight.

Can I make Maui Girl’s Mango Pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Maui Girl’s Mango Pie ahead of time. Prepare the pie as directed and refrigerate it until ready to serve. It’s recommended to add any optional toppings, such as whipped cream, just before serving to ensure freshness.