Comedian Jonah Ray Digs Haupia Pie

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Comedian Jonah Ray. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Comedian Jonah Ray is co-host of the Nerdist podcast and Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Following his KCRW Guest DJ spot, he stopped by to bring the pie conversation back home.

Hawaiians have a thing for haupia. What’s haupia, you ask? Somewhere between jello and pudding, haupia is a gelatinous dessert made of coconut milk, sugar and salt mixed with arrowroot or cornstarch to thicken. Add a layer of chocolate pudding to the mix, along with just the right amount of whipped cream, and you’ve got the recipe for Jonah’s favorite chocolate haupia pie.