Fruity Mampostial (Just a Sweet Easy Mess to Make for Dessert!)

Recipe by septembergirl
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Ingredients for Syrup
  • 1
    cup water
  • 4
    cups brown sugar or 4 cups date sugar
  • 1
    cup orange juice, from concentrate
  • 1
    tablespoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 12
    cup coconut (grated or shredded)
  • 12
    cup crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1
    pre-baked pie crust, of your choice (optional)
  • plastic wrap (if you choose squares)

DIRECTIONS

  • Put the water, brown or date sugar in a heavy pan.
  • Simmer stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
  • Add the pineapple juice and grated lemon peel and simmer till the syrup gets very thick.
  • To make the mampostial, just add the coconut and the crushed pineapple to the thick syrup and cook it, stirring constantly until it gets very thick.
  • You now have 2 options on how to use this thick candy mix.
  • A. Pour it or dump it onto a non-stick cookie sheet and let it cool.
  • After that you can cut it in squares and wrap them on plastic wrap and refrigerate them till you are ready to eat them.
  • B. You can pour the thick candy mix from the pan into the prebaked pie crust and just chill in the refrigerator till you serve it.
  • This will be further removed from the traditional mampostial but is simply yummy!
  • These are two different variations of a delicious traditional dessert from Puerto Rico.
  • You can find more tasty dishes with both a tropical and a Mediterranean flair completely free on my website: www.frontiernet.net/~rexfam.