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
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

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

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!!


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:)
and being prego helps with you loving food :)

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