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Maja Mais Pie (Coconut Pudding with Corn)

Best served cold. Maja Mais (or Maja Blanca) is one of those delicacies you'd usually find in a Filipino gathering. Try this recipe where we've added a graham crust underneath. We really think you'll love it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: coconut pudding, latik, maja mais
Servings: 8
Author: Pam from PinoyBites.com


For the crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of toasted shredded coconut medium shred

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut medium shred
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Here's How:

  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the crust and evenly press at the bottom of an 8” springform pan (a pie plate will also work). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while you prepare the filling.
  • Off the heat, put the sugar, cornstarch and coconut milk in a saucepan. Mix well to combine and cook over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, while stirring continuously. You will see lumps of cornstarch forming at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the corn all at once and continue stirring until the mixture thickens. You may have to adjust your heat to LOW to prevent the Maja Mais from burning.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in vanilla and butter until mixed well.
  • Pour into the prepared crust. Smooth the top, let it cool and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for an hour or so until set.
  • Mix the ingredients for the topping in a small bowl. To serve, cut into wedges as you would serve pie and place a generous sprinkle of the topping on each slice. Enjoy!



*** I use the flat bottom of a measuring cup to press the crumbs firmly and evenly.
*** To toast shredded coconut, place it in a dry pan over medium-low heat and stir occasionally until golden brown
*** Shredded coconut and dessicated coconut are the same. I buy the package that says “medium shredded”.