Monday, September 5, 2011
Brownie Haupia Pie
Happy Labor Day everyone! I'm having a potluck gathering at my house today, with some water fun in the backyard to cool off the day: baby pool, slip n slide, water guns. I also have some bacon wrapped shrimp & asparagus kabobs as well as steaks in steak marinade ready to pop on the grill. For dessert, I have made Brownie Haupia Pie.
For those not familiar with Haupia, it's considered a coconut pudding but in a gelatin form. If you're ever in Oahu, I would recommend you to visit Yama's Fish Market. Not only do they offer ono hawaiian food and locol sweet and salty snacks, they also have dessert!! They're popular for their Sweet Potatoe Haupia Dessert but I also noticed they had many other haupia desserts such as Brownie-licious Haupia topped Brownie.
I have recently purchased a pouch of Betty Crocker's Fudge Brownie Pouch for 99cents and on another separate occasion purchased Noh's Coconut Pudding Haupia Mix also for 99cents. In addition, I've got a whole bunch of leftover graham crackers from our many 'smores-making in the backyard. Everything just clicked! For 2 dollars and 2.5 hours later...I've got it!
1 Package of graham crackers (or about 6-8 crackers)
1/4 cup Butter
1 Package of Betty Crocker's Fudge Brownie (10.2 oz pouch)..and its ingredients
1 Package of Noh's Coconut Pudding Haupia Mix (2 oz pack)
1) Melt butter in a small sauce pan
2) Place graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until fine
3) Place a foil on the bottom of a 9x9 square pan, leaving extra hanging over the pan for easy pulling up of the pie
4) Mix finely crushed crackers with melted butter in a 9x9 square pan then tightly presses down evenly as the crust
5) Bake crust at 300 degrees for about 5-7 minutes
6) While crust is baking, prepare brownie mixture according to package
7) Take pan out of oven, pour brownie mixture on top of crust, spread (carefully) covering the entire crust and bake according to package specifications
8) Take pan out of oven, let cool completely
9) Prepare Haupia mix according to package
10) Allow haupia to cool but continue to stir so mixture stays smooth and not clumpy (like mine haha)
11) Pour mixture on top of brownie layer, immediately place in fridge for an hour
12) Lift the foil (and using a spatula to prevent it from falling apart) to pull out the pie, flatten the foil.
13) Cut pie in equal sizes and place them in pretty containers and serve immediately or put back in fridge until serving time!
Optional: if it looks clumpy like mine, you can add shredded coconut on top to make it look more professional (but it is really to cover your flaws) ...maybe I should do that now before the guests arrive! hehehe....