Try This Hawaiian Haupia Pumpkin Pie Recipe...It's Scary Good

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 10:44am

Whether you’re looking to bring a slice of Maui into your home this fall season or just excited to try out a new recipe, this Hawaiian Haupia Pumpkin Pie is perfect for Halloween and sure to be scary good. 

Haupia pumpkin pie transforms the classic dish and transforms it into something that tastes like sitting on a beach, sipping a coconut, while also getting to enjoy pie. How can it get better than that?

For those that are not familiar with Haupia, let’s dig into the traditional desert’s history. Haupia is a Hawaiian dessert prepared with coconut milk, sugar, and usually cornstarch as a thickening agent. Haupia turns into a silky, light, and velvety Jell-O-like consistency and is typically served during luaus or with Hawaiian plate lunches as a sweet treat. However, haupia is often piled on top of other sweets, like this one, to create unusual and delectable combinations. Pumpkin pie and haupia are a match made in heaven and bring the colors and flavors of fall and Hawai’i together beautifully. 

You can find different brands of haupia mixes in any major grocery store. Still, most use NOH’s Hawaiian Coconut Pudding Haupia or Hawaiʻi’s Best Hawaiian Haupia; both work well. But, of course, for those looking to test their cooking skills, you can always make it from scratch and be sure to wow your guests!


  • 9-inch unbaked pie shell

  • One can (15 ounces) pumpkin

  • Two eggs

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • One teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • One can (13 ounces) evaporated milk

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

  • One package (2 1/2 ounces) haupia pudding mix

  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped and sweetened


  • whipped cream

  • toasted, chopped pecans

  • The leftover ½ cup of coconut


Preheat your oven to 425°F. If you use a store-bought, frozen pre-made pie crust, let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. Using a large bowl, mix the pumpkin and eggs. Throw in your sugar, salt, and spices. Pour in the milk and 1 cup of coconut. Then, pour that into the pie shell. Bake this for 15 minutes; then lower the heat to 350°F and let it continue baking for about 40-45 minutes or until filling is set. While this is cooling, you can start to prepare the haupia pudding mix according to package directions. Once the haupia mix and the pie are cool, pour it over the pie. Place the pie into the fridge to let it cool and set. Feel free to top with whipped cream, the remaining 1/2 cup coconut, and pecans before serving your guests! Recipe makes about eight servings. 


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