Take your palate to paradise with the Islands' sweetest flavors
Tropical treats
James Carrier
Pineapple Cheesecake with Haupia Sauce


Pineapple Cheesecake with Haupia Sauce

Chocolate Macadamia Torte with Vanilla Port Sauce

Mango Tiramisu with Raspberry Sauce

Tropical Fruit Soup

Kona Coffee-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Coconuts really do fall from the trees in Hawaii. And papayas grow along the roadside. I always thought these were mythical descriptions of a Hawaiian utopia that existed only in travel brochures.

But a recent trip to the former Sandwich Islands brought their culinary legacy to life in the form of indigenous tropical ingredients.

Hawaii’s luscious produce and products ― bright mangoes, juicy pineapples, dark chocolate ― are ripe for decadent desserts. Even mainland chefs have fallen under their sway.

Here’s a collection of recipes from masters on both sides of the water that will bring a piece of paradise to your next dinner party, no matter how far from a coconut tree you live.

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