Fruity Mampostial Recipe from Puerto Rico

Fruity Mampostial

Fruity Mampostial Recipe from Puerto Rico
Region / culture: Puerto Rico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 8


Fruity Mampostial
Fruity Mampostial

Fruity Mampostial is a traditional Puerto Rican dessert that is sweet, fruity, and absolutely delicious. This recipe combines the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and citrus to create a unique and satisfying treat.


Mampostial has been a popular dessert in Puerto Rico for generations. It is often served during special occasions and celebrations, and is loved for its sweet and tropical flavors.




How to prepare

  1. Put the water and brown or date sugar in a heavy pan.
  2. Simmer, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the pineapple juice and grated lemon peel, and simmer until the syrup becomes very thick.


  1. Add the coconut and crushed pineapple to the thick syrup in the pan.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until it becomes very thick.
  3. You now have two options on how to use this thick candy mix.

Method One

  1. Pour or dump the thick candy mix onto a non-stick cookie sheet and let it cool.
  2. After that, you can cut it into squares, wrap them in plastic wrap, and refrigerate them until you are ready to eat them.

Method Two

  1. Pour the thick candy mix from the pan into the prebaked pie crust and chill it in the refrigerator until you serve it.
  2. This will be a variation further removed from the traditional mampostial but is simply yummy!
  3. These are two different variations of a delicious traditional dessert from Puerto Rico.


  • You can customize this recipe by adding nuts, dried fruit, or even chocolate chips to the mampostial mix for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to stir the syrup constantly while cooking to prevent it from burning. The key to a successful mampostial is to cook the syrup until it becomes very thick, which will give the dessert its signature texture.

Serving Suggestions

Fruity Mampostial can be served on its own as a dessert, or paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making a successful mampostial is to cook the syrup until it becomes very thick, which will give the dessert its signature texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have date sugar, you can use brown sugar or coconut sugar as a substitute. You can also use fresh pineapple instead of canned pineapple for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the syrup and mampostial mix ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. This dessert is best served chilled.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fruity Mampostial in individual dessert bowls or on a platter garnished with fresh fruit or mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fruity Mampostial pairs well with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk for a satisfying dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fruity Mampostial in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave individual servings for a few seconds until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fruity Mampostial contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Fruity Mampostial contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fruity Mampostial contains approximately 5 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fruity Mampostial contains approximately 1 gram of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruity Mampostial is a good source of vitamin C, thanks to the orange juice and lemon rind in the recipe. It also contains small amounts of calcium and iron.


This recipe contains coconut, which is a common allergen. Be sure to check for any allergies before serving.


Fruity Mampostial is a sweet and fruity dessert that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed in moderation.


Fruity Mampostial is a delicious and unique dessert that is sure to impress your family and friends. With its tropical flavors and sweet, chewy texture, this dessert is a true taste of Puerto Rico. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of excitement. It was given to me by a dear friend who had recently returned from a trip to a remote village in the Amazon rainforest. She had been welcomed warmly by the locals, who had shared with her their traditional recipes and cooking techniques.

Among these recipes was one for Fruity Mampostial, a dish that was as colorful and vibrant as the people who made it. It was a unique combination of tropical fruits, spices, and herbs that came together in a harmonious symphony of flavors. I knew immediately that I had to learn how to make it.

My friend graciously shared the recipe with me, along with stories of her time in the village and the wonderful people she had met. She spoke of the sense of community and connection that she had felt there, and how the act of cooking and sharing meals together had brought everyone closer.

I was inspired by her words and set out to recreate the Fruity Mampostial in my own kitchen. I gathered all the ingredients - ripe mangoes, juicy papayas, fragrant cilantro, and a medley of spices - and set to work.

As I chopped and diced, the kitchen filled with the sweet aroma of tropical fruits and the earthy scent of herbs. I could almost imagine myself in that remote village, surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of nature.

I followed the recipe carefully, adding each ingredient with precision and care. The colors of the fruits mingled together in a beautiful mosaic, creating a visual feast for the eyes. I could hardly wait to taste the final result.

After simmering the dish for the prescribed amount of time, I lifted the lid off the pot and inhaled deeply. The steam rose up, carrying with it the tantalizing scents of mangoes and papayas, cinnamon and cloves. My mouth watered in anticipation.

I served myself a generous portion of Fruity Mampostial and took my first bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue, each one distinct and yet perfectly balanced with the others. The sweetness of the fruits was tempered by the spiciness of the cinnamon, creating a dance of tastes that was utterly delicious.

I closed my eyes and savored each mouthful, feeling a sense of connection to the people who had shared this recipe with me. I could almost hear their laughter and feel their warmth as I enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

From that day on, Fruity Mampostial became a staple in my kitchen. I made it for special occasions and family gatherings, sharing the recipe with anyone who showed an interest. Each time I cooked it, I felt a sense of gratitude for the gift of friendship and the joy of discovery.

And so, with a full heart and a satisfied stomach, I continued to cook and share the recipe for Fruity Mampostial, passing on the tradition and the story behind it to future generations. It was a reminder that food has the power to bring us together, no matter where we come from or where we go. It is a universal language that speaks to the soul and nourishes the spirit. And for that, I am eternally grateful.


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