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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Haupia Pie with Macadamia Nut Crust

I first had this pie at Ted's Bakery in Oahu, Hawaii over five years ago, and my mom still makes an imitation of it that is so yummy! Haupia is a coconut milk gelatin, that is not very flavorful by itself. The layer of chocolate in the pie is the key! I found a new recipe for the crust when I made this pie last weekend, and it is AMAZING! I also toasted some coconut and tossed it on top, since I didn't have whipping cream. When you're in the mood for chocolate, give this recipe a try!

Chocolate Haupia Pie with Macadamia Nut Crust
from dianasaurdishes.com
Crust:
3/4 cup flour
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/8 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 stick cold butter
1/2 cup uncooked Quaker Oats
1/4 cup chopped Macadamia Nuts

Filling:
6 ounces good quality dark chocolate
14 oz can coconut milk (or a little over 1.5 cups)
1 cup 2% milk (I use skim and it works out fine)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup water

Whipped cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie pan. Mix flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and nuts. Press the mixture into bottom and sides of prepared pie pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

While crust is baking, make haupia by whisking coconut milk, milk and sugar together in a saucepan. While bringing coconut mixture to a boil, whisk cornstarch and water together in a separate bowl. Reduce coconut mixture to a simmer and pour in cornstarch mixture. Continue whisking until mixture is thick.

Remove crust from oven when done and put in fridge to cool slightly.

In a medium microwave safe bowl, microwave for 1- 1 1/2 minutes and stir with a fork to melt. Pour half of haupia into the chocolate and mix well. Pour chocolate haupia into pie crust. Pour remaining white haupia in a layer on top of chocolate haupia. Place pie in refrigerator to cool at least 1 hour.

Whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread onto pie and top with shaved chocolate. Cool another hour in fridge.

Hope you like it!!

2 comments:

Janica said...

oh my goodness, i am SOOO happy you posted that recipe. ILOVE LOVE Ted's CHoc Haupi Pie. This is my new fav. blog. and if I comment a lot it's becuase I love food:)

lindstew said...

and being prego helps with you loving food :)