Jollibee's Peach Mango Pie

Jollibee is the McDonalds of the Philippines. The owner started with a Magnolia Ice Cream parlor in Quezon City (where my grandparents live) and switched to hot dogs after they found a bigger market. Of course now they added their famous Chicken Joy, Sweet Filipino Spaghetti, Palabok, and Halo Halo, to their products, but most importantly, they have Peach Mango Pie.
Jollibee's Peach Mango Pie FIlipino dessert
Did I ever mention I am a pie girl? Any day, everyday, I'd choose pie over cake.
Jollibee's Peach Mango Pie Filipino dessert
And they opened up chains in my own town! I have recently discovered we have a new little Filipino hub not far from my apartment - I have several Filipino restaurants, fast food joints, and bakeries all within 15 minutes.

Jollibee was the first to open, and it made big news in the Filipino community. My uncle even drove his family 5 hours to visit Jollibee, er I mean, me!
Mangoes and peaches are two of my favorite fruits, so of course I had to learn how to make this baby. It'd be simpler to make a normal pie, but I wanted the rectangle-shaped hand pie, just like from Jollibee. I happen to be a masochist in the kitchen.

I found a new type of pie crust pastry recipe containing cream cheese, which I thought was an odd ingredient. I adapted two recipes - one from The Pie and Pastry Bible (Epicurious) and one from Allrecipes for my version.
I made a few hand pies, but it was tough since I only had a knife and my unsteady hands; it's way better to use a uniform sized cutter. Also I found the dough very soft and hard to handle. I gave up halfway and made the rest into normal mini pies.

Although this dough is a little more effort than the traditional pastry, it's really worth it because the flaky texture is amazing!

The hand pie version hold less fruit (I over ambitiously filled some, causing a few combustion casualties) but is a handy on-the-go snack. Either way, they tasted heavenly - just like Jollibee's. Mmmnnnn, those Filipinos know how to make killer pies.

Jollibee's Peach Mango Pie


Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE PIE CRUST:
1/2 cup cream cheese, cold
1/2 stick cup unsalted butter, cold
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
optional: 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
optional: milk, for brushing

PEACH MANGO FILLING:
1 cup cubed mangoes *
1 cup cubed peaches *
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
CREAM CHEESE PIE CRUST: Cut cream cheese and butter into pieces. Add flour and combine. Add salt, sugar, baking powder, and lemon juice. Your dough should form coarse crumbs. Wrap into a ball and cover with plastic wrap; chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator.

PEACH MANGO PIE: Preheat oven to 375F. Line tray with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl combine fruit, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Let fruit sit over a strainer to drain excess liquid. Microwave your fruit for about 1-2 minutes and then restrain liquids again, to thicken.

To assemble, roll out your crust thinly into a sheet and cut into rectangles with a knife. Spoon fruit filling on one rectangle, then cover with another rectangle of crust to make your hand pie. Press down the edges with a fork to seal. Poke vent holes on top to let steam out. Brush top with milk if desired for golden color when baking.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust turns golden brown.

* if making an open face normal sized pie instead of hand pies, increase the fruit to 2 cups each and you may need to extend the baking time.

34 comments

  1. You are so lucky to be near so many Filipino restaurants and bakeries. My only option is to cook it for myself. This looks so yummy! Beautiful photography!

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  2. Are you based in Texas? Heard that Jollibee opening was fairly recent.

    Where'd you get sweet mangoes? tried mangoes here (from Mexico), but not the same :( Sadly I have not tasted a mango is as sweet as the ones I grew up eating in the PH

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    1. Yes, I am in Texas! The Jollibee is super close to the Red Ribbon bakery too.

      I make do with Mexican mangos (or frozen ones), but alas, they're not the same as my beloved Filipino mangos. Nowhere beats the price of mangos on PH too

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    2. Where in Texas is the Jolibee? Texas is big.. & thnx for the recipe. Peach & mango pies are the only food i like in Jolibee.

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    3. In Houston - not sure if there's other Jollibees around Texas

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  3. Can I bake this in a toaster? That's what I have for now. :( but I really want to eat this...I miss this so much.

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    1. Hey Lara, if you have an oven toaster, yes!

      After I stole, I mean, acquired a toaster oven from B, that's what I use to bake things 90% of the time. It's a huge energy saver ...and doesn't make the apartment feel like a sauna during the TX summer.

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  4. Hi it says on the recipe 1/2 unsalted butter, is that 1/2 cup of butter?? Please reply Im gonna try this out tomorrow.

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    1. Yes it should be 1/2 cup butter. Thanks for catching that! Hope it turns out well :)

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  5. Hi there! this recipe is absolutely delicious my mum says it is even better that Jollibee's! I was the anonymous that asked about the butter... this cream cheese pie crust is to die for! Thanks! Now just a question, I'm planning on turning this into small tartlets with a muffin tin do make changes with the baking time? And method? Will really appreciate a reply. Thanks again!

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    1. Yes, if baking with smaller containers, reduce the baking time. However, these handpies are pretty small already - normally it's 30 min, so I'd start checking every 3 min or so after 20 min. If it's open faced, it'll bake faster.

      Go by the crust - when it's golden brown, it's done!

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  6. hi natalie..thanks for the recipe, but as of now i don't have an oven at home.. can i just fry them like empanadas instead? thanks..

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    1. Hey there, I have not tried frying empanadas before but I imagine you could deep fry them on high. Alternatively, you could use a toaster oven. Good luck!

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  7. hi,

    they look delish! last time i had 'em was 2 years ago.. i wanna make them this weekend.. can i use canned fruit as fresh and frozen mangoes aren't available dito sa bundok tralala kung nasan ako ATM.. :)

    a response would be pretty much appreciated.. thank you so much for sharing.. :)

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    1. Hm, I haven't tried canned fruit before. My only concern is that it might be too wet. It may work if you "dry" them off with a paper towel. Hope it works out!

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    2. thanks so much.. :) had to use about 25pcs of paper towels to dry them off, but it turned out well and delish! :)

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    3. Goodness, glad it turned out well! :)

      Perhaps next time just place the canned fruit in a strainer over a bowl and let it sit overnight to get most of the juices out, the way people strain for Greek yogurt. Might be less work (and less paper towels!)

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  8. Hello.. thanks for sharing this.. got a question though.. what would you use as a substitute for cream cheese..?

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    1. if you don't want to use the cream cheese pastry, you can just use any regular pie crust recipe :)

      Pâte Brisée Crust recipe --> http://www.obsessivecooking.com/2011/07/plum-and-apple-galette.html

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  9. Hi, may I ask how many does this recipe yield? Thanks!

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    1. It would depend on how big your pies are. I would say 6-8 hand pies. With any excess filling you can make a regular open faced pie too

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  10. Hi! Can I use frozen mangoes and frozen peaches? Then I'll just thaw it overnight? .thanks

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    1. You can, just make sure to strain them/pat dry so your pie isn't soggy from defrosted fruit! :)

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  11. Hi can i deep fry it?
    Just asking x)

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    1. Hahah! I'e never tried, as I don't have a deep fryer but that's the original Jollibee pie style! If you figure it out, do let me know :D

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  12. Hi! Thanks for posting this recipe. Ive been looking for one. I believe Jollibee fries their peach mango pies so ill try frying them like empanadas. I am not good at baking them. Parang bato nung sinubukan ko sa empanada before. Hehehehhehe!

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  13. Oh my gulay!!! I'm sooo happy I stumbled upon your website. I can't wait to make this. :D

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  14. Love this recipe! Any handheld dessert is perfect in my books!

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  15. Hello! I was putting the crust together and your recipe had said this: "1/2 stick cup unsalted butter, cold." Did you mean 1/2 stick or 1/2 cup? Thanks in advance (:

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    1. Oh and I also tried to deep fry some of the pie and let me tell you, it did not want to cook. The outside cooked much faster than I had anticipated so the inside was partially raw still. I had fried it in 375 F oil for 1-2 mins on each side. I suppose if you really wanted to fry them, you could bake them through and then fry them the rest of the way.. we'll have to try that next time (: otherwise, very good recipe! Tasted delicious and i recommend everyone to try it out.

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  16. For dry ingredients, do we need mixer or use hand to combine?

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    1. If it's all dry ingredients (ie flour, etc), I find that a fork is sufficient. Mixers are helpful for things like creaming sugar/butter or beating eggs til fluffy

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  18. Thank you so much for this recipe, i tried this last year twice, the first time i did, i baked them, it's kinda hard, i'm not sure if it's because i did not rolled them quite thin, the second time, i fried them and they were great. I am going to try them again today. And if anyone is trying to fry them as well, roll them thin, not very thin as the filling might spill, and fry in low heat. you'll have great results.

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