Haupia Liliko‘i Pie

Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 (Tamar Luke Panee, '53)


Just in time for the holidays, share this dessert with your family and friends!

1 9-inch baked pie shell

1 / 2 cup cornstarch
2 / 3 cup sugar
1 / 2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups coconut milk

Combine cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Add milk slowly and stir to blend. Cook, using a heat diffuser* to prevent mixture from over-cooking until thick and smooth. Pour into pie shell and chill until firm.

Liliko‘i Glaze

2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 / 3 cup liliko‘i concentrate
1 / 3 cup water

Blend sugar and cornstarch. Slowly stir in liliko‘i concentrate. Cook until thick over low flame, using a heat diffuser* to prevent mixture from over-cooking, stirring constantly. Cool slightly and pour over chilled haupia pie filling. Chill until firm.

* Heat diffuser: diffuses heat and thus helps to prevent food from over-cooking.