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.
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This take on German chocolate cake is extra chocolaty.
These pocket sized desserts from Handheld Pies are not exactly like the slice you'd find at your local diner, and the fact that it comes in a jar is only the beginning.
A traditional Hawaiian pudding that's made with coconut milk.
Though some recipes call for baking the meringues and then slipping them into the custard, I follow the more traditional route and poach them. A bite reveals that these islands are rather more like clouds.
Sonya Jones does Coconut Cream Pie right—a mile high with equal parts gooey coconut custard and mounds of fluffy whipped cream all topped off with a shower of toasted coconut flakes.
This is the coconut pie of my dreams. The all-butter crust is blind baked to golden brown perfection, and filled with the creamy, smooth coconut custard just before serving, so the bottom stays perfectly crisp. I like the contrast of the toasted coconut folded into the custard, but if you prefer a smoother filling, toast only what you'll need for sprinkling on the top.
Tres leches is typically topped with mounds of whipped cream, but here, a toasted marshmallow cap with bits of bronzed and toasted coconut makes for a just as fitting match.