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coconut pudding (haupia)

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Haupia is a traditional luau dish. It's usually chilled in a rectangular cake pan, cut into squares and served on a ti leaf. This version uses ramekin dishes because it is easier to eat and we can add tropical toppings to enhance the flavor.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For coconut pudding (haupia)

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    superfine sugar
  • 1 2/3 c
    coconut milk
  • 2/3 c
    coconut, grated (fresh or unsweetened desiccated)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • butter (for greasing pan)

How To Make coconut pudding (haupia)

  • 1
    In a small mixing bowl, blend cornstarch, sugar and 1/4 cup coconut milk.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan, bring remaining coconut milk to a boil. Slowly add cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cool.
  • 3
    Add coconut and vanilla. Stir. Pour into buttered ramekin dishes and chill before serving.
  • 4
    Note: For variety, you can top this dessert with crushed pineapple, chopped papaya, or chocolate sauce and chopped macadamia nuts.

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