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Chocolate Haupia Pie

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

This recipe is a twist on the popular chocolate haupia cream pie popularized by Ted's Bakery on O'ahu's North Shore. Unlike the Ted's pie, this version whisks 72% cacao dark chocolate directly into the haupia and serves it up in a chocolate graham cracker crust. As might be expected from the name, the Ted's version includes whipped topping, though it's totally up to you if you want to add it, I just added more cookie crumbs to the top. There were no complaints or leftovers.

While haupia doesn't take much time to prepare, it's all about the slow and low cooking. In order to get the desired firm yet creamy texture, it's essential to blend coconut milk well with the whole milk heating the mixture over a low flame until thickened and smooth.


About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie and a Midtown Lunch contributor. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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