How to Make a Juicy Mango Pie

Juicy Mango Pie

A Tropical Tasting Pie

Are you looking for a dessert with a difference, perhaps something with a taste of the tropics? I have just the thing, juicy mango pie.

Here on my farm in Brazil our mango season runs from January to late March and during this time, my trees drop mangoes like there is no tomorrow. This is the reason behind this recipe. With an overabundance of mangoes gracing my lawn every morning I am always looking for new ways to use them.


As the mangoes cook in this pie, they release that gorgeous sweetness, which when combined with the spices and flour, turns into a rich thick sauce oozing with flavor.





Making Pies is Easy

I think with pies, it is easy to get 'worked up' about them. By this I mean we can imagine that they are more difficult to make than they really are. Perhaps that is what those chefs who make a pretty penny on their 'how to books' want you to believe. Don't listen to them, pies are actually easy.

You hear so many things about the perfect pie crust, and there are even a few special recipes to choose from. I too had trouble with mine tearing until someone suggested making it with oil, not with shortening. Now I make each one using this method.

You may also have heard that everything should always be chilled. Where I live in the tropics my kitchen is nearly always 87°F (30°C) and I just pop this into my pan without any problems.

The recipe I have below will fit an 8" pie plate.


  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • Yields: Serves 6-8

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Oil Pastry with Mango Pie Filling

  • 1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Oil, I use corn but sunflower or your favorite could be used.(not olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Cold water
  • ---------------------------------- ------------------------------------------, -------------Filling Ingredients
  • 4 cups Mangoes, Cubed or sliced*
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon or lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ginger, (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine

Fibrous Mangoes

*If you are using mangoes which are normally a juicing variety, they may be very fibrous. These can still be used for this recipe successfully but they should be chopped small. If not, the fibers are difficult to chew and your end result may be akin to a mouthful of hair.

Mango Pie Recipe

  1. Preheat your oven to 425.
  2. For the pastry: Mix together the flour, oil and salt. There should be no dry flour showing.
  3. Begin sprinkling in the water a tablespoon at a time. Due to the differences in flour, you may not need the full amount.
  4. The pastry should form into a ball leaving the bowl almost clean. If the pastry seems dry, add a little more oil, not water. Divide the pastry into two.
  5. If you have a pastry board, which I highly recommend, cover this with cling film (plastic wrap). This saves the need of using flour. Place half of your dough onto the plastic wrap and cover with a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper. See photo
  6. Roll your dough slightly larger than your pie plate. When it is the correct size, peel off the parchment (waxed paper). Carefully lift the plastic wrap with the pastry and turn it into your pie pan. Set aside for the moment.
  7. You will repeat above procedure for the top crust after we fill the pie.
  8. Now the filling. In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling except the butter or margarine. Mix well and pour into your bottom pastry shell. Dot the top of this with the butter or margarine.
  9. Roll out your top pastry just as you did for the bottom using plastic wrap and parchment paper or waxed paper.
  10. When it is the correct size, remove the parchment paper and with the aid of the plastic wrap, lay it over the filling.
  11. Cut off or fold under any excess pie crust. Make a simple pinched decoration around the edge using your fingers or a scalloped edge using a spoon. See photo
  12. Cover with foil to prevent the edges burning. Make a few slashes in the top as seen in the photo, for the steam to escape. I like to place the pie pan on a baking tray for easier removal. Bake for 35-45 or until the juice begins to bubble through the slits and the crust is golden brown. The foil should be removed during the last 15 minutes. See photo

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Christine P Ann 2 years ago from Australia

Oh yum! I just bought some mangos I will be trying this pie tonight


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My Cook Book 2 years ago from India

Wow yummy mango pie...


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oldiesmusic 2 years ago from United States

You can never go wrong with mango... shakes, ice cream, pastries, even in savory dishes. Wow your flaky and juicy mango pie is heaven. :)


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This recipe sounds really delicious. I've never tried using oil in my pastry. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing these tips.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi Christine,

That was good timing, I am sure you will enjoy it.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Since you live in India, it must be mango season for you as well. We are so lucky with the bountiful harvest, aren't we?


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

You have given me another idea! I will try a Danish pastry with it as a topping. The mangoes are still coming, thick and fast. Thanks


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

I think it was someone here on Hubpages that suggested it. Because my kitchen is always hot, it is an easy solution. Before, my pies were more patchwork than pastry.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

I just want to take a bite of this pie. OMG and yum. Great recipe since mangoes are one of my favorites. And the pie crust looks easier to make than I thought. I'd love some fresh mango from your tree. :-) Glad I stopped by, voted up, useful, and awesome.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi Jan,

I really should make another one this weekend. My husband doesn't feel a meal is complete without dessert.

Thanks for stopping by and the votes. Have a great weekend.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Wow! I have not made mango pie, yet. I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!


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thebiologyofleah 2 years ago from Massachusetts

Yum this looks so great, I just bought a mango this week for a recipe and I was suprised at how confused I was attempting to cut it so in addition to this great recipe that I want to try, the video on how to cut a mango was very useful!


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My Cook Book 2 years ago from India

Yep, mango season is coming in India and am gonna try this for sure...


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

On a visit to Africa a friend taught me to peel mango s like bananas. My mouth is watering for mango. I ate the last of last summers frozen mangoes the day before yesterday. Yummy.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi Tirelesstraveler

Now that I haven't seen. We often drink the juice without cutting it, we suck it out. I haven't seen it peeled like a banana though, how interesting.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

They are very refreshing, glad you found the video helpful.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted up! Mangoes anyhow. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Good pictures. Thank you.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

I too love them. I hope you get the opportunity to try out the recipe. Thanks for visiting and the vote.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I have never heard of such a lovely use of mango. I think this would make for a beautiful presentation and very delicious dessert any day.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi Teaches,

We are up to our eyeballs in mangoes so I am trying everything with them. Plus I love pie. =)

If you get the opportunity to make it, let me know if you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.


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jozo matic 2 years ago from Split

this is so tasty


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m_westrope 2 years ago from Central Ontario

Mangoes on my shopping list today. Can't wait to make this.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi Jozo

Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hi M,

I am sure you'll enjoy it. Have a great weekend


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

The pie looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing how to make it.

Voted up.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Hello Rajan,

It is very tasty.. I imagine it is mango season in India now as well. We are blessed to have such a wide variety of fruit.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

I just made a mango pie so I was pleased to see your recipe. I'll have to add a little ginger next time, although mango pie is naturally delicious. I think it's even better than peach pie which is very popular in the U.S. Thank you for sharing.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

Peach pie is where I got the inspiration, because they are a similar texture. Glad yours turned out great, I think mango just gives it a bit of zing.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mango pie and so juicy is something I had not heard of and would not have thought of taking on this recipe looks so tasty.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil Author

With so many mangoes I had to find creative ways to use them. It is based on a peach pie recipe as I thought them to be a similar texture.

Great to hear from you. I hope you enjoy making it.

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