Chocolate Haupia Pie

Haupia is a classic Hawaiian dessert, chocolate haupia pie is no less prevalent at luau's. The creamy coconutty treat is amped up with chocolate, whipped cream, and a macadamia nut crust.

Two things I learned with this. The first is to make sure the chocolate is completely mixed in to the pudding or it's streaky, as you can see above. The second is to pour the mixture over the chocolate and then the white coconut later in to the crust. Gently spoon the chocolate mixture over the white layer to form even lines, you can pour it in but the chocolate sinks in the middle and creates the ripple.

1 (15 oz.) can coconut milk
½ c. sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. coconut extract
1¼ c. milk
½ c. cornstarch

1 c. milk chocolate chips, melted

1½ c, heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp. white chocolate pudding mix
3 Tbsp. sugar

Prepared crust, recipe follows

Combine the coconut milk, sugar, and 1 cup of the milk. Bring to a gentle boil. Meanwhile combine the remaining milk and cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Whisk the extracts and the cornstarch mixture in to the boiling coconut milk and keep cooking until thick. 

Pour a little over half of the mixture in to the prepared crust. 

Pour the other half of the mixture over the chocolate chips and stir until combined. Gently spoon over the coconut layer in the crust and chill until cool. 

Combine the cream, pudding mix, and sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Pipe over the top of the chilled pie and serve immediately.

1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. Salt
½ c. macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 to 4 Tbsp. Water
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake at 425° for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


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