Best of the Best Hawaii Local Desserts
Best of the Best Hawaii Local Desserts
Best of the Best Hawaii Local Desserts

Best of the Best Hawaii Local Desserts

Regular price
Regular price
Sale price
Unit price
Sold out

Sixteen years ago, Jean Hee released her first desserts cookbook, Hawaii’s Best Local Desserts. Almost a decade later, by popular demand Jean released Hawaii’s New Best Local Desserts, a collection of recipes that couldn’t be finished on time for her first book (Jean rigorously test and double tests each recipe) and ones that had been passed on by friends and family in the years that followed, some geared for quick preparation for the busy lifestyle that had become the norm.

This newest book, The Best of the Best Hawaii Local Desserts, is a collection of Jean’s favorite dessert recipes compiled from all her cookbooks—not just the desserts ones—so they can be found in one convenient volume.

For this new compilation, Jean hand-picked the most popular and favorite recipes which she tested and retested. The result is a collection of easy-to-prepare desserts that use ingredients found in any pantry as well as elegant, made-from-scratch masterpieces for those who have the time to bake on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The recipes take advantage of Hawaii’s bounty of fruit. There’s plenty of bread pudding recipes, chocolate galore, and a wide variety of cookies, bars, tarts and cupcakes that are sure to be an instant hit with any crowd.

Cakes and Breads:

  • Apple Spice Cake
  • Granny Smith Apple Cake
  • Apple Cake
  • Sour Cream Banana Cake
  • Moist Banana Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Butter Pound Cake
  • Pistachio Bundt Cake
  • Pistachio Nut Cake
  • Lemon Cake
  • Lemon Pineapple Cake
  • Lemon Apricot Cake
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Mandarin Peach Cake
  • Apple Dumpling
  • Bacardi® Rum Cake
  • T.J.’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • Kahlua® Cake
  • Peach Bavarian
  • Mae’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  • Plum-Good Prune Cake
  • Chiffon Cake
  • Avocado Cake
  • Liliko‘i Bundt Cake
  • Amy’s Sponge Cake
  • Pumpkin Crunch
  • Dobash Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Cherry Cake
  • The Ultimate Chocolate Cake
  • Cocoa Cake
  • Chocolate Surprise
  • Cherry Chocolate Cake
  • Triple Chocolate Cake
  • Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
  • Holiday Spice Cake
  • Coconut Cake
  • Coconut-Pineapple Cream Cake
  • Cream Puff Cake
  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Sour Cream Cake
  • Easy Frosting
  • Creamsicle Cake
  • Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Siren Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Miniature Cream Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Jeri’s Easy Trifle
  • Fruit Cake
  • Breakfast Bread Pudding
  • Quick ‘n Easy Bread Pudding
  • Fuji Apple Bread Pudding
  • King’s Hawaiian® Sweet Bread-Bread Pudding
  • Pineapple Banana Bread
  • T.D.’s Banana Bread
  • Mango Bread
  • Corn Bread
  • Two-Bite Easy Scones
  • Alice’s Famous Biscuits
  • Super Easy Popovers
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Mango Bread
  • Fresh Blueberry Muffins
  • Cocoa Buttercream Frosting


  • No Fail Pie Crust
  • Banana Pie
  • Crumb Crust
  • Liliko‘i Pistachio Pie
  • Pear Dessert
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell
  • Lemon Chiffon Pie
  • Liliko‘i Chiffon Pie
  • Avocado Chiffon Pie
  • Aunty Sarah’s Pie Pastry
  • Banana Cream Delight
  • Custard Pie
  • Magic Crust Custard Pie
  • Fresh Mango Pie
  • Orange Cream Dessert
  • Chocolate Haupia Pie
  • Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie with Haupia Topping
  • Tofu Pie
  • Haupia Cream Cheese Pie
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
  • Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
  • Jell-O® Cream Cheese Pie
  • Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Pie
  • Chocolate Delight
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pecan Tarts

Cookies and Bars

  • Sugar Cookies
  • Drop Sugar Cookies
  • Lemon Cookies
  • Almond Cookies
  • Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies
  • Norma’s Cookies
  • Gingersnap Cookies
  • Furikake Arare Cookies
  • Garbage Cookies
  • Granny’s Cookies
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Spice Shortbread Cookies
  • M&M® Cookies
  • Potato Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Crisp Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Aggie’s Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  • Cocoa Krispies™ Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Soft Molasses Cookies
  • Stone Cookies
  • Cookie Icing
  • Sponge Drops
  • Russian Tea Balls
  • Almond Biscotti
  • Chocolate Shortbread
  • Cream Cheese Brownies
  • Lemon Bars
  • Lemon Bars with Poppy Seed Crust
  • Apple Bars
  • Liliko‘i Bars
  • Fruitcake Bars
  • Date Bars
  • Energy Bars with Fruit
  • Energy Bars
  • Tsubushian Bars
  • Bohemian Nut Slice

Assorted Treats

  • Haupia
  • Tapioca
  • Cream Cheese Kanten
  • Almond Float
  • Almond Roca Bars
  • Cereal-Almond Brittle
  • Furikake Chex® Mix
  • Peanut Butter Balls
  • Peach Crumble
  • Baklava
  • Gluten Free Banana Pancakes
  • Chi Chi Dango
  • Andagi
  • Maui-Style Baked Manju
  • Poi Mochi
  • Donna’s Butter Mochi
  • Tri-Colored Mochi
  • Cocoa Mochi
  • Blueberry Mochi
  • Pumpkin Mochi
  • Fresh Strawberry Mochi
  • Prune Mui
  • Chinese Pretzels
  • Apple Crisp
  • Avocado-Lime Jell-O®
  • Jell-O® Kanten
  • 3, 2, 1 Jell-O®
  • Rainbow Jell-O®
  • Broken Glass Dessert
  • Local Style Fruit Cocktail
  • Pistachio Fruit Dessert
  • Popo’s Pickled Mangoes

Author: Jean Watanabe Hee