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Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great traditional coconut recipe. We serve this at our family luau every year."
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5 h 25 m servings 204
Original recipe yields 9 servings


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  1. Stir coconut into boiling water in a large bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes, then strain through cheesecloth, squeezing out all of the liquid to yield 3 cups.
  2. Stir together the cornstarch, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Bring the coconut milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the sugar mixture, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. When very thick, remove from heat ,and stir in vanilla. Pour into an 8x8-inch pan, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 204 calories; 14.9 17.9 1.5 0 11 Full nutrition

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i found this a bit different from the haupia my wife and i had at ono's hawaiian foods and helena's hawaiian foods. after tinkering with this recipe, i have a couple of suggestions. try skippi...

I thought this was a great recipe. The first time I had haupia was at a Lu'au on the island of Maui. This recipe was very similar to that, however the nutmeg added gave the haupia sort of dirty ...

I used canned coconut milk and omitted the vanilla and nutmeg because I wanted my Haupia to be milky white. Very easy to make. As far as the taste goes, I liked it.

I've never had hawaiian pudding before so I don't have a refernce point to compare this recipe to but I thought it was an awful lot of work for just a so-so outcome. I thought it was far too gel...