Chocolate Haupia Pie
Chocolate and haupia (coconut) are the main show of this hard to resist Hawaiian dessert. A thick layer of coconut pudding atop a layer of chocolate-coconut pudding covered with a generous topping of whipped cream is the perfect dessert to any meal. If you live in Hawaii you can buy this pie in any Safeway or Foodland store or grab a slice at Ted’s Bakery. However if you’re not lucky enough to live on the islands or if you’re a Hawaiian abroad, making chocolate haupia pie is as simple as rolling out pie crust and whipping up some pudding.
Ingredients for Chocolate Haupia Pie
1 9-inch premade pie crust
1 can coconut milk
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
½ cup cornstarch
7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
Shaved chocolate pieces
1 cup heavy whipping cream & ¼ cup sugar (to make your own whipped cream)
Bake pre-made or frozen pie crust using the directions on the package.
To make the haupia, whisk the coconut milk, milk, and sugar together in a saucepan. In a separate bowl mix the cornstarch and water together, and whisk until dissolved. Bring the coconut milk mixture to a boil, and once boiling reduce the heat and add the cornstarch mixture. Whisk the mixture until it has thickened. This will be the base of the pie.
Separate half of the haupia into a bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave being careful not to burn it. Mix half of the haupia with the chocolate until the chocolate is completely integrated. Since the chocolate haupia layer is heavier, that will be the bottom layer of the pie. Pour the chocolate haupia over the pie crust, followed by the regular haupia over it. Refrigerate the pie until the haupia sets and the pie cools completely (or else it won’t cut well and the whipped cream will melt off).
Once pie is cool (one to two hours) add whipped cream generously in a style like that pictured below. Garnish with chocolate shavings if they are on hand and refrigerate for another hour before serving. Enjoy!