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

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]

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  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b c d 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. ^ a b c "Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie 2 Recipe". feeding my ohana. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  4. ^ a b "(Hawaiian) Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie with Haupia Topping". Lox, Stock, and Barrel. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2019-09-15.