I have made this twice now, it is a great recipe. I just returned from my honeymoon in Oahu and really enjoyed the haupia chocolate pie at Ted's Bakery and this tasted very similar. Haupia is a light coconut and the firmness of the pie is what the recipe aims at and succeeds. If you're looking for a recipe that is heavily laced with coconut or of a pudding consistency (like most cream pies), this recipe is not it. BUT if you're willing to try something different and authentic to Hawaii, try this recipe. If you use a regular graham cracker crust (I used Keebler's ready made), then the recipe in this filling will yield two pies, so either cut the recipe in half or buy two pie crusts. I buy a pint of whipping cream, so used just 2 cups for the topping, and it turned out great. Make sure to reduce the sugar proportionally. I reduced the sugar and the chocolate chips for the filling since I like a lighter taste. don't skimp on the coconut cream - the international section of your grocery store should have it, buy the more expensive one that actually says coconut instead of "coconut extract in water." Since i wanted a thicker coconut layer, i mixed less pudding into the chocolate chips. Next time, i will trying using milk chocolate chips as suggested by one reviewer. Great recipe, try it!
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I have made this twice now, it is a great recipe. I just returned from my honeymoon in Oahu...