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Takes Makes 6 servings


  • 1 20oz can pinapple tidbits, or equivalent
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons masa harina
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place the pineapple tidbits and their juices with 3 cups of water in a blender; blend until smooth. If you want, before blending, reserve a couple of the pineapple chunks to use as garnish.
  2. Pour the mixture into a saucepan using a strainer. Add the cinnamon stick and turn up the heat to medium-high.
  3. Combine the masa-harina with the remaining 1 cup of the water. Mix well.
  4. Once the pineapple mixture starts boiling, slowly stir in the masa-harina/water mix, using a strainer to avoid any lumps.
  5. Add the sugar and keep cooking for 6-8 more minutes until mixture has thickened. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving; serve hot.
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