Purple sweet potato haupia pie

Purple sweet potato haupia pie is a Hawaiian dish that incorporates purple sweet potatoes and haupia.[1] It is similar to the sweet potato pie that originated in the Southern United States.[1] This dish however, often uses Okinawan sweet potatoes which are purple in color.[1] It has three layers.[2] The bottom layer is a macadamia nut crust.[2] The middle layer is the Okinawan sweet potato portion.[2] The top layer is a haupia topping, which is added when the bottom two layers are cooled to prevent it from being runny.[2][3] The Okinawan sweet potatoes are distinct in flavor and texture to other types of sweet potatoes, so it cannot be substituted without affecting the final outcome.[4] The sweet potatoes need to be cooked thoroughly in order to become sweet and turn deep purple.[3] The dessert is very rich,[3] and it is made at any time of the year.[4]

Purple sweet potato haupia pie
Alternative namesUbe Haupia Pie, Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie, Sweet potato haupia pie
Main ingredientsPurple sweet potato, haupia, macademia nuts

See also


  1. Namkoong, J.; Huo, R. (2001). Go Home, Cook Rice: A Guide to Buying and Cooking the Fresh Foods of HawaiÊ»i. Namkoong Pub. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-9643359-2-9. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  2. uhmccadmin (2019-03-20). "Sweet Potato Haupia Pie – University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Children's Center". University of Hawaii System. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. "Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie 2 Recipe". feeding my ohana. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  4. "(Hawaiian) Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie with Haupia Topping". Lox, Stock, and Barrel. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
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