Monday, February 16, 2009

How to Make No-Bake Mango Pie Ciudad Mante Style / Cómo Hacer Pay de Mango Estilo Cd. Mante

Mango pie recipe
This No-bake Mango pie one of my husband’s favorite “postres”. It is a typical dessert from Ciudad Mante, in the Northern State of Tamaulipas. If you drive south from Ciudad Victoria, the state’s capital, Ciudad Mante is located in a tropical strip which provides the ideal climate to grow mango trees. Locals farmers sell mango pie, mango ice cream, mango juice and mango preserves to travelers who stop for a short break to enjoy these delicious mango-made products along the road.
This recipe has been adapted from the magazine, “Mexico Desconocido, in their edition Spring 2004/ Tamaulipas”
The mangoes we use in México for this dessert are “Manila Mangos”, which are a medium size sweet mango. Manila Mango is hard to find in this area, and more so in winter time. I had found “Ataulfo Mango” in the summer months at the local Asian markets where they are sold by the case.
To make this pie I used canned mangos, not my favorite thing to do. I was hoping the mangos will be manila mangos as it shows in the picture on the label of the can, but to my disappointment they were not. Anyway, it turned out really good and very easy to do.

Ingredients: (Serves 6-8)


  • 1 Graham cracker crust
  • 2 cups of mango pulp from fresh mangos or One Can of sliced Mango Chunks.
  • 2 Knox gelatin envelopes
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk

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If you use canned mangos, used the liquid from the can instead of the water to soften the gelatin.

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Soften the gelatin in the cold water or liquid from the canned mangos for at least 2 minutes.
Then place in the microwave on High (100%) for 30 - 40 seconds; stir once until the gelatin has completely dissolved. Set aside.
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2 minutes in cold liquid. After 35 seconds in Microwave.
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Place the mango pulp and condensed milk in a blender. Puree until smooth.

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Now, pour the gelatin into the mango mixture. I used a small strainer in case there were any lumps left in the gelatin. Beat until creamy smooth, about 30 seconds.
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Immediately pour into pie crust. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
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Garnish with fresh mangos slices or whipped cream before serving. Use a paring knife to remove the skin from the mangoes. Cut the mango into thin slices and discard the pit.
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Did you like the recipe? Please let me know in the comments section, do you have questions, or share the link with your friends. I hope you have an incredible time cooking! Provecho!

Mely Martinez, the cook at Mexico in my Kitchen!




40 comments :

  1. I had never been to that part of Mexico nor had this pie, but it looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give it a try.

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  2. Hello Ben,

    I hope you try it, and give it that nice twist you give to your very inovative dishes.

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  3. Hi, I just lived outside of Mante for 3 months and didn't think I would find anything in a "pay de mango recipe" search when I was craving this, so thanks! I never thought I'd see Mante mentioned specifically either. Thanks again, and I look forward to browsing your other recipes!

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  4. Hello Kate,
    Glad to know this was helpful. I also had the recipe for the cream cheese mangp pay. I hope to post it later on.

    Thanks for visiting. :)

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  5. brilliant recipe! dumb question: how long would you cook the gelatin mixture for if you don't have a microwave?...
    thanks!

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  7. Hi Alex,
    According to the Knox Gelatine web site, these are the instuctions for stove top: Place gelatine in small saucepan. Add water; stir until well blended. Let stand 2 min. Cook on low heat 5 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  8. I forgot to mention that I will post another recipe for no-bake mango pie tonight. And later on another one also no-bake without gelatine.
    Hope you enjoy it.

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  9. Tried this recipe for the first time, and although the flavor was very good, would recommend reducing the amount of gelatin, maybe by half. The set was a little too firm and I felt that a less gelatinous texture would be better.

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  10. Thanks for visiting and trying the recipe. Also thank you for your recommendation in reducing the amount of gelatin, the recipe above as mentioned is from the magazine "Mexico Desconocido". It does have a gelatinous texture, for a creamy version try the recipe for "how to make nobake pie II" with cream cheese. I do hope you like that rich texture.

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  11. gracias, acabo de regresar de mexico yo soy de la frontera de Tamaulipas y fui a pasear por alla, probe el pie de mango me encanto, lo preparare en mi casa, delicioso, gracias

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  12. Hola Anonymous,

    Que gusto que alguien de Tamaulipas visite este blog. Gracias por visitarlo y que te haya gustado el pay de mango.

    Saludos1

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  13. Hola!.. muy buena receta; Desde Mante, Tamaulipas, se te envia un saludo!

    Cuando regreses, no olvides pasar por "la Morita" ... lugar donde "nacio" el Pay de Mango. Saludos

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    1. Hola! Yo soy del Mante, que sorpresa escuchar mi ciudad querida aqui! Saludos

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    2. Mis Padres son de Magiscatzin, Tamaulipas y siempre pasamos a "La Morita" para traer para nuestros familiares en Texas!! Nos encanta, esta super delicioso!! Y por su puesto siempre al ir al Mante, comemos en "Mariscos Mante"!!! ��

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  14. Gracias por el saludo,

    Y claro que pasare por ahi no solo por el pay de mango pero tambien por los tamales de se cocinan en esa area. Me encantan.

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  15. Helo Mely,
    Cs3 Fonseca from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) here.
    I was surprised to see the name MANTE mentioned here. I grew up spenidng my vacations in Xicotencatl, which is just up the road from LA MORITA. However, you failed to mentioned that LA MORITA is actually in the "municipio" of Aldama. Ciudad Mante is a good hour away from la Morita.
    Anyway, just wanted to thank you ro the recipe... what are the odds of googling "Pay de mango de la morita" and getting such an accurate result? The pay tastes just like it does at La Morita, which is exactly what I was looking for, specially in one of those muggy, scorching hot days like I remember we so often had in Tamaulipas.
    However, are you aware that now ther is a new road to get from Victoria to Mante? it is a straight shotand runs paralel to the road where the original Morita is. Now it is safer (you don;t have to go drive by any of those beautiful yet dangerous cliffs, badly maintained roads, and the neverending tight turns and curves. The new road saves you 1 to 1.5 hours of travel. It is an excelent option, however, now that people are choosing that route, all the stablishments like la mortia that were on the side of the road are slowly dying. In my case, I still rather drive a long and curvy road because I just love the scenary, luscious green hills, the BErnal in the background, maybe some wildlife, and of course, knowing that just up ahead, after tat turn, will be a delicious tall cup of iced-cold, freshly made mango juice, with a hearty mango cocktail and for dessert, yes, one or two slices of mango pie, wile spinning in that long swing out in the parking lot.
    Thank you fro sharing and for bringing back memories.

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  16. Hello Fonseca,

    Thank you for your comments and for bringing back memories long forgotten to me, too. I still remember the first time my husband insisted in stopping by at this particular place for one of his favorites desserts: a slice of mango pay. Like you mentioned the hot summer and the beautiful scenery. Wow! Now, I am want to go again and travel all those roads.

    Thanks again for your visit and come back soon.

    Mely

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  17. Yo soy de Cd Mante, y cuando viajaba de pequeña a Monterrey siempre pasabamos mi familia y yo por la Morita a comprar rejas de mangos para llevar a mis tios, sin faltar el comprar el ya famoso pay y que mejor que disfrutarlo con la vista que hay por ahí..la vegetación verde y a gusto!
    saludos desde españa!

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  18. Hey, I had this pie when i was 17, (5 years ago) in Mante while i visited some relatives I completely fell in love with it. Since then i have looked everywhere to get the recipe, and to my surprise none of my relatives had the recipe. I never thought I would find it here!! thank you!!! :) :)

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  19. Mely,
    thanks for being so specific. I never thought I would find this recepi. My sister in law is pregnant and this is what she had been craving. I just made the pie, and I hope it is to her liking and that it befits her memories of when she would visit her grandmother in Cd. Victoria. I will try the other recepis as well just to offer her some varience. THNK U!

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  20. gracias por la receta mi suegro es de ciudad mante tamaulipas, y si ke lo sorprendi con esta receta me encanta mil gracias!!!!

    Lilly Villarreal, San Antonio, TX

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  21. I love this!!! I used to go from Mante specially to pick up pies!!The jugo and the honey!! even if they where sold in Town the drive was just beutiful!! Lots of friends remember this and say hello to all of you. ViVa La Huaxteca Tamaulipeca!! Best Regards Eduardo Merrem and Hector "Chino Kaliman" Rodriguez y familias!!

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  22. Thanks for your nice comments Eduardo and familias. :)

    Great memories with this mango pay.

    Mely

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  23. Too bad we can't go no more with the ongoing war and the cartels!! : (

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  24. You are right. It isn't safe anymore.

    I am giving away a Molcajete, leave a comment in the front page to participate.

    Saludos!

    Mely

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  25. I love to make Chile Habanero Salsa in Moncajete!!! here in Houston my friends and coworkers like Fast Eddies Salsas!! and now that we talk about Mangos I will make one with them in it!!! I will spread the word about your blog... brings lots of memories!!! Love it!!!

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  26. Hi, Meli. Thanks for the recipe. Is condensed milk sweet or unsweetened?

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  27. @R

    The sweet condensed milk.

    Have a great day!

    Mely

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  28. Oh, Mely! This would have been absolutely perfect to make with the mangoes that I won except that I ate them all in oatmeal. As soon as I can get my hands on some more, I'm going to make this one. What a perfect summer dessert! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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  29. i am from cd.mante but live with my grandma a few years in poblado loma alta municipio de gomez farias...and my aunt used to buy me slices of mango pie every time i ask her to get me some ... ...i have been out of my beautyful cd.mante since 1989 ty for the recipe i try it ...i wish u could get the one from the red tacos from mante they are good tacos rojos are the best tacos from tamaulipas

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    1. Hello Beatriz,

      Those Tacos rojos are quite special, with its cream and mayo sauce. The are somehow similar to tacos mañaneros en Tampico with the difference that they do not have the red sauce and red oil.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Mely

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  30. gracias mely por la reseta manana la preparare y estoy segura que le traera recuerdos de mante a mi familia ,tengo 11 anos en missippi y extrano todo lo de alla y si puedes averigua la reseta de los tacos rojos plis!!! saludos desde missippi:)

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  31. gracias mely por lareseta la preparare manana y se que les traera recuerdos a mi familia de esa hermosa ciudad que mi mante querido, lo extrano ya tengo 11 anos por missippi,y si puedes pon la reseta de los tacos rojos .saludos dede missippi:)

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    1. Hola Esperanza,

      Espero y les guste la receta, y sobre los tacos rojos voy a tratar de recrearlos.

      Saludos,

      Mely

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  32. Soy de Cd Mante y me emocionó leer los comentarios de mi bella ciudad y de los recuerdos que les trae el riquísimo Pay de Mango...que por cierto me dispongo a elaborar.
    Saludos

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    1. Hola Karla,

      Espero disfrutes el pay. Saludos a donde quiere que re encuentres.

      Mely

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  33. Mely, thank you for sharing this recipe. I made my first two this afternoon for a birthday party this evening. Everyone loved the pies. I have already had requests to make it for some upcoming events.

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  34. Que padre! Si sabe parecido? Solo le falta la cremita arriba, lo intantare.

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