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Passionately Delicious Haupia Tropical Pie

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“I love tropical flavors (especially passion fruit and coconut) and I've been courting this particular pie for a while. Haupia has a very pleasant flavor. Haupia is very popular in Hawaii (pudding made with coconut milk or coconut cream and cornstarch) and is well used in many desserts.”
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) frozen pie crusts (or graham cracker pie shell)
  • Haupia Filling
  • 12 cup cornstarch
  • 14 cup water (enough to fully dissolve cornstarch)
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces frozen coconut milk, thawed
  • Tropical Topping
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 -4 tablespoons water (enough to fully dissolve cornstarch)
  • 23 cup frozen pineapple-orange-guava juice concentrate
  • shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Prepare frozen pie crust per instructions.
  2. Haupia Filling:
  3. Combine water to cornstarch, set aside. In a saucepan, add coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Bring almost to a boil and add cornstarch mixture. Lower heat while whisking mixture until it is thick and smooth. Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes. Pour into pie shell and refrigerate until haupia sets.
  4. Topping:
  5. Add water to cornstarch and mix until dissolved, set aside. In a saucepan, add concentrate and sugar and bring almost to a boil. Remove from heat and add cornstarch mixture and stir continuously until mixture thickens.
  6. Cool slightly and pour or drizzle over chilled haupia filling. Chill until topping sets.
  7. Top with shredded coconut before serving.

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