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Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding

User Rating 4 out of 5
6 Reviews
6 out of 6 users would make it again
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Super easy and deliciousJune 21, 2011 By JHamak
This Haupia recipe is very easy and flexible regarding ingredients. I have made it several times and it was delicious even when I had to make up the coconut milk (not a completely full can due to another recipe) with regular milk and didn't have vanilla on hand. I also added a handful of coconut flakes for added interest. Very, very good!
20 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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HaupiaAugust 22, 2010 By SMonheim
Help, this did not chill to firm. Did I not cook it long enough? Did I stir it too often? We really like the idea of this recipe but haven't gotten it right. Thanks.
5 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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awesome recipeJanuary 23, 2009 By tidbitgarcia
Having grown up in the islands, I always loved to eat Haupia. After leaving the islands, I became hungry for it once again. This recipe is so easy to make and it is the best haupia I tasted. Not like the jello kind I have tried. But, better to the taste. I have made it three times so far. Hard to keep any on hand. Everyone flocks around and it eats it as soon as I am done making it. Thanks for the recipe!!
26 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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My sisters beg me to make this for parties.July 04, 2008 By wrinkledogs
I made this recipe the first time for a luau celebrating my father's retirement. I thought, although delicious, the dessert needed a little texture and color. I served the haupia in individual cups and topped it with a combo of shredded coconut, chooped cashews and macadamias, dried banana, mango and pinapple. The nuts add crunch and the dried fruit gives a wonderful pop of color that makes this look terrific on a dessert buffet. Consider doubling or even tripling this recipe to make individual desserts for baby or bridal showers.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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1st time a charmJuly 02, 2008 By queensmum
I made this recipe for my daughter's girl scouts luau. Everyone had to bring a ""hawaiian"" food and everyone had to try atleast a little of each food. I opted to use the vanilla and topped it with toasted coconut for extra coconut flavor, but also to dress it up. The overall opinion of the party guests was that it was yummy, but the texture was different. That could have been my (lack) of cooking skills. It was firm like jello, yet creamy like pudding. Overall, everyone who tried it liked it and I would definately make it again. I could have given this recipe 5 stars, but since I've never tried (making or eating) other versions, I want to be flattering without going overboard.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Haupia I've EVER tastedFebruary 03, 2008 By katcd
I've lived in Hawaii off and on for over 33 yrs. I've eaten Haupia at restaurants and at other people's homes. I've cooked MANY different recipes for Haupia. This is the best I've ever had. It was creamy instead of like jell-o. Why? Probably because there is no gelatin in it! The only thing that I did differently is use about half the sugar but I like the sweetness of coconut. I am sure it was good with the full dose of sugar too. I am making it again tomorrow for a pot luck...this time I will double the recipe and add toasted coconut on top;-)
178 of 185 people found this review helpful.

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