CHOCOLATE HAUPIA CREAM PIE (TED’S BAKERY COPYCAT)

Smooth, creamy, decadent, and delicious are just some of the words I would use to describe this pie. It has the perfect balance of delicate, smooth coconut haupia and rich, smooth chocolate; this just might become your new favorite pie!

I was so excited to put this recipe together. It took several tries to get it just right, and finally, here it is – Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie. My goal was to recreate the Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie from Ted’s Bakery. If you live on the island of Oahu or even if you have visited, you certainly are familiar with Ted’s Bakery on the North Shore and, more specifically, their Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie, which they are famous for.

If you have never heard of Ted’s Bakery or never had Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie, here is your chance to experience this amazing slice of heaven! With the perfect blend of chocolate, coconut, and cream, it just might become your new favorite pie.

What is Haupia?

Haupia is a classic Hawaiian dessert made with coconut milk, sugar, and a thickener, usually cornstarch. Haupia thickens into a Jell-O-like consistency that is smooth, delicate, and creamy. Haupia is often served as a stand-alone dessert eaten at luaus or served with Hawaiian plate lunches. But you will also find haupia layered on other desserts, like this one, for unique and delicious combinations. Combining chocolate and haupia is a winning combination as the chocolate and coconut from the haupia complement each other perfectly.

Ingredients:

You only need a few simple ingredients:

  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • milk
  • coconut milk, full fat
  • salt
  • sugar
  • coconut extract
  • semi-sweet bakers chocolate

Making Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie:

  • The first step is either making a homemade pie crust or using a premade frozen pie crust. Bake the pie crust per the directions and allow it to cool completely.
  • While the pie crust is cooling, begin making the haupia pie filling
  • Start by combining the cornstarch and water, stirring until it is completely smooth. Set aside.
  • I like to chop up the chocolate ahead of time, so I can quickly get the pie filling put together. Chop up 4 ounces of baker’s chocolate into small pieces. Add to a microwave-safe bowl and set aside for now. You will melt it later.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, coconut milk, salt, and sugar. Heat over medium to medium-high heat, stirring frequently, bring almost to a boil (you should start to see bubbles, but do not allow it to come to a full boil).
  • Immediately remove it from the heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return the pan to the stovetop and turn the heat down to medium-low. Continually whisk for 10 to 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken to the consistency of thick yogurt. Be sure to cook the haupia for the full 10 to 15 minutes! The cooking time is critical to the haupia setting as it cools. The number one reason haupia fails to set is that it was not cooked long enough. Be patient!
  • Remove from the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons coconut extract. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • While the haupia cools slightly, microwave the chopped-up chocolate in 15-20 second intervals, stirring between each interval. The chocolate is done when only a few small chunks of chocolate remain (stopping at this point prevents scorching of the chocolate). Then stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted and smooth.
  • Add to the melted chocolate about 1¾ cups of haupia. Stir until combined well. Pour into the cooled pie crust, smoothing into a flat, even layer. Place the pie in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to set up a bit. If you were to pour the haupia right on top, you would not have nice clean, even layers.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining haupia to prevents lumps from forming. After the pie has chilled for 5 minutes, remove it from the refrigerator and pour the remaining haupia onto the pie. Smooth the haupia into an even layer.
  • Return the pie to the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least 4 hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, top the pie with whipped cream or cool whip and shaved chocolate (optional). **For a more authentic Ted’s Pie look, use a star tip to pipe the whipped cream or cool whip onto the pie.

 

Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie

Smooth, creamy, decadent, and delicious are just a few of the words I would use to describe this pie. It has the perfect balance of delicate, smooth coconut haupia and rich, smooth chocolate; this just might become your new favorite pie!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 9-inch pie crust, frozen or homemade

Haupia

  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • cup water
  • cup milk
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk, full fat
  • tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate, do not use chocolate chips

Garnish

  • whipped cream or cool whip
  • shaved chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Prebake either a frozen or homemade pie crust. Allow to cool completely.

Haupia

  • Combine the cornstarch and water, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  • Chop up 4 ounces of baker's chocolate into small pieces. Add to a microwave-safe bowl and set aside for now.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, coconut milk, salt, and sugar. Heat over medium to medium-high heat, stirring frequently, bring almost to a boil (you should start to see bubbles, but do not allow it to come to a full boil).
  • Immediately remove it from the heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return the pan to the stovetop and turn the heat down to medium-low. Continually whisk for 10 to 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken to the consistency of thick yogurt. Be sure to cook the haupia for the full 10 to 15 minutes!
  • Remove from the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons coconut extract. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • While the haupia cools slightly, microwave the chopped-up chocolate in 15-20 second intervals, stirring between intervals. The chocolate is done when only a few small chunks of chocolate remain (stopping at this point prevents scorching the chocolate). Then stir the chocolate until it's completely melted and smooth.
  • Add to the melted chocolate 1¾ cups of haupia. Stir until combined well. Pour into the cooled pie crust, smoothing into a flat, even layer. Place the pie in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to set up a bit.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining haupia to prevents lumps from forming. After the pie has chilled for 5 minutes, remove it from the refrigerator and pour the remaining haupia onto the pie. Smooth the haupia into an even layer.
  • Return the pie to the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least 4 hours.
  • **For a more authentic Ted's Pie look, use a star tip to pipe the whipped cream or cool whip onto the pie.
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One thought on “CHOCOLATE HAUPIA CREAM PIE (TED’S BAKERY COPYCAT)

  1. Another pie you will have to make when we are together. Sounds delicious and looks lovely.

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