Haupia is a Hawaiian dessert made of coconut cream and cornstarch. Though it can be eaten by itself, it is usually a topping for cakes, custards, and pies.
How to Make Hawaii-Style Chocolate Haupia Pie:
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Bake crust for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Set aside to cool.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, coconut milk, coconut extract, and 1 cup sugar.
- In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water.
- After bringing the coconut milk mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer and slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
- Continue stirring over a low heat until thickened—about three minutes. Divide evenly into two bowls.
- In another bowl, microwave the chocolate until melted.
- Mix the chocolate into one of the bowls of coconut pudding, then pour the mixture into the pie crust, spread and let sit.
- Pour the remaining bowl of coconut pudding on top of the chocolate-coconut pudding mixture and spread smooth being careful not to mix the two layers.
- Refrigerate the pie for an hour or more.
- Whip the heavy cream with 1/4 cup of sugar until stiff. Layer the whipped cream on the pie surface.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings.