Haupia Liliko‘i Pie (Hawaiian Coconut and Passion Fruit Pie)

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert. Technically it's considered a pudding, but the consistency is closer to jello. This one is topped with a passion fruit glaze in a pie shell. Great to share with family and friends for the holidays.

Top Review by JAD40

Yummo. With real :-) passionfruit to use, I went searching for a recipe. This was lovely. Sorry, but I had to use canned coconut! :-) When thickening the coconut milk it seems to start to curdle and I thought that I had ruined it with too much heat, but once it thickened and I took it off the heat, I gave it a good mixing with a wooden spoon and it smoothed out lovely. Will make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crusts
  • Haupia

  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk (fresh or frozen preferred, but haupia with canned coconut milk is better than no haupia at all)
  • Passion Fruit Glaze

  • 2 13 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen passion fruit juice concentrate (liliko i)
  • 14 cup water


  1. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  2. Slowly add coconut milk, stirring until blended and cornstarch dissolves.
  3. Using a heat diffuser to prevent mixture from over-cooking, cook until thick and smooth.
  4. Pour into pie shell and chill until set.
  5. Blend sugar, cornstarch, juice concentrate, and water.
  6. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  7. Cool slightly and pour over chilled haupia filling; chill until set again.

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