Chocolate Haupia (Coconut) Pie Recipe

1½ hours | 20 min prep | SERVES 8

1 prepared 9 inch pie shell

1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

1 cup sugar

1 cup whole milk (but you can us skim or low fat)

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 cup water

7 ounces semisweet chocolate

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

chocolate shavings, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Bake crust for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

3. Set aside to cool.

4. In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, coconut milk and 1 cup sugar.

5. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water.

6. Bring coconut mixture to a boil.

7. Reduce to simmer and slowly whisk in the cornstarch.

8. Continue stirring mixture over low heat until thickened.

9. In a small sauce pan, melt chocolate chips for 1 minute or until melted.

10. Reserve 1/2 of the coconut mixture.

11. Mix remaining half with the melted chocolate and pour in bottom of pie crust;

pour reserved half on top of chocolate layer.

12. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

13. Whip cream with 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form.

14. Layer the cream on pie; if desired garnish with chocolate shavings.

15. *Best if it refrigerates over night to completely firm.


My Pani Popo turned out perfectly! My hubby even said, "Wow, Alice, this is a lot better than I rememebed it!" People in my ward really liked it too.

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