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Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie

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 coconut haupia and rich chocolate; this just might become your new favorite pie!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
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 prevent 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.