Fresh Mango Pie w/ Maseca Crumb Topping #SundaySupper

Can you believe that it's already September?  Where did August go?  And more importantly, where did summer disappear to?  I know "technically" summer starts June 20th/21st and usually ends on my birthday (Sept. 22nd).  But for those of us with kiddies, summer is that long vacation when the kiddies are out of school.

Here in Mexico, we definitely get the short end of the stick.  Hope (my eldest) only had five weeks of summer vacation, while the other kiddies got six.  Sure we enjoyed our summer vacation and all, but five or six weeks is not nearly enough time to do all of the fun things we wanted to do this summer.  And I didn't even have time to make my favorite summer pie...Fresh Mango Pie with Maseca Crumb Topping.

I've been making this pie every summer for as long as Hubby and I have been married.  (We'll be celebrating our 18th anniversary in October!)  So for us, it really isn't summer without this pie.  And what better time to make it than right before Labor Day, the US's unofficial end of summer?  You can take the girl out of the US, but you can't take away her love of American holidays.  (FYI: Labor Day in Mexico is May 1st.)

If you're a fan of peach pie, then you're going to love Fresh Mango Pie.

*When choosing your mangoes, you want them more unripened than ripened.  Because the riper the mango, the greater chance of your mango filling turning to mush.

Fresh Mango Pie w/ Maseca Crumb Topping

Maseca (Masa Harina) Pie Crust: 
  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup masa harina (I used Maseca)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2/3 cup cold butter 
  • 2 tablespoons very cold water
Mango Filling: 
  • 6 mangoes (slightly unripened), peeled and sliced
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1-1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup cornstarch* (I used unflavored Maizena) 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut up in small pieces
Crumb Topping: 
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

Let's start with the pie crust.  Combine the flour, masa harina, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.  Using a potato masher, mash the butter into the flour mixture until most of the flour has been incorporated and no large pieces of butter are visible.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough forms a ball.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350F.  Between 2 sheets of plastic wrap roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness.  Carefully transfer the dough to a pie plate.  Trim off excess pie dough.  With a fork, pork holes in the pie crust to prevent the dough from rising during baking.  Reserve the dough scraps for later use.  (You should have enough dough leftover to almost fill a one-cup measuring cup.)

In a large bowl, combine the mango slices and lime juice.  Stir in the sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger.  Pour mango filling into pastry-lined pie plate.  Dot with the 2 tablespoons of butter.  *The riper your mangoes, the more cornstarch you'll need.  Since half of my mangoes were kind of ripe, I used 2/3 cup of cornstarch.

To make the crumb topping, combine the leftover dough with brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and finely chopped pecans.  (I like to use my potato masher to mix my crumb topping.)  Crumble pieces of the crumb topping on top of the mango filling.

Place pie plate on top of a larger cookie sheet, in case some of the filling bubbles over.  Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.  If crust and topping is browning too fast, cover lightly with aluminum foil and continue baking for another 20 minutes.  Let cool to room temperature.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!!!

You might also like my Creamy Mango Pie.

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  1. My mom loves mango. I'm sure she would love this pie so I'll have to make it for her sometime. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. Wow, this looks incredible!!! And I love the crumb topping! Happy #SundaySupper!

  3. Wow, Leslie, this is truly inspired. I haven't seen a maseca-style crust before--my students will LOVE this. Thank you so much for sharing. We eat kilos and kilos of mangoes eacb week--and now as I dread the season coming to an end...we are eating even more!

  4. I love mangos! This sounds so good, Leslie!

  5. You had me at mango and captured my heart with maseca. YUM!!!

  6. Oh my gosh that topping looks so good and I love mangoes!

  7. Love the mangos and love the idea of masa harina in a pie crust!

  8. Oh, mango pie! This sounds so incredibly delicious...I can almost taste the masa, too. YUM!

  9. I had no clue that I could use masa harina in a pie crust!! I made tamales every Christmas Eve and always have lots of masa harina leftover. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  10. This looks really good. I definitely need to get more pie in my life!

  11. Beautiful and delicious looking. Love mango!

  12. That is my kind of pie! I have never thought of using masa in pie crust before, I'll bet it lends to a lovely texture..

  13. Oh yummy!! This looks so good!! Mangoes are one of my favorites!!

  14. I´ve been using a lot of mangoes lately. This pie looks wonderful! A nice, different take on the usual fruits!

  15. What a beautiful pie. I have never tried a mango pie and this looks amazing. Thank you for sharing during #SundaySupper

  16. Oh mangoes - yum! Never seen them in a pie before, this sounds perfect!

  17. I love mangos. Your pie looks simply amazing! ~ Bea

  18. I don't imagine I could live without mangoes! This looks insanely delicious! What a fabulous recipe! :)

  19. I never could make dough. I am going to try your recipe and see how it goes.

  20. So I love mangos and reading your post has made me thing, "Why on earth haven't I had mango pie before?" I need to fix this problem soon. Thanks for sharing

  21. Leslie, I would marry you and stay married to you for 18+ years too if you made me this pie every summer! Looks incredible. Love the crumb topping!

  22. Yum this looks so good, going to make this for a friend that loves Mango!

  23. I've never heard of mango pie, but this sounds delectable! And the sound of the cornmeal crust is intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Mango pie? Um, yes please. This here pie looks amazing, and with that scoop of ice cream on top-

  25. drooling here Leslie!! WOW I can't wait to try this amazing pie!

  26. I love mango and I'm not sure why I've never considered putting it in a pie! You've lead me to the light. Yum!

    Jamie @

  27. This is an amazing looking pie. I wish I had a piece right now!

  28. This is gonna be a fun dining together with your loved ones. Every special moments becomes more special when you are with the people you love the most.