Thursday, February 21, 2013

German Chocolate Pie!

 
 
I love German Chocolate Cake, it's probably one of the best cakes ever invented in my opinion, but I am also very partial to pie...so if you take German chocolate and make it into a pie, wouldn't that be just perfect?  Let me answer that, yes it would be.   This pie is really easy to make, but the results are just sinfully delicious.   Here is what you will need:

1 (4oz.) pkg. German chocolate
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1  1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1  1/2 cups flaked coconut, divided
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 deep dish pie shell

Melt chocolate with butter over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in evaporated milk.  In a separate bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and eggs.   Add the sugar mixture to the melted chocolate. 

Stir in 1 cup of the coconut and 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans and the vanilla.   Pour into the pie shell that has been placed on a cookie sheet.  The cookie sheet will help the pie cook more evenly and prevent spill overs.    Sprinkle the top of the filling with the remaining 1/2 cup coconut and remaining 1/2 cup of pecans.  

Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top puffs and just starts to brown and crack a little.   Allow to cool for at least 3 hours before serving.

German Chocolate Pie!



48 comments:

  1. Where do you get german chocolate

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    1. By the baking chocolate and chocolate chips

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    2. Grocery store, Wal Mart...it's called Bakers German Sweet Chocolate and comes in a bar in a green package. Look in the baking section.

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    3. I found Bakers Sweet German Chocolate Bars at the Dollar Tree. Don't know how long they will last though.

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    4. @ anonymous....what state do you live in...I would love to buy up some of the german chocolate bars at dollar tree. That would be a great savings.

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    5. Good luck waiting 3 hours before you eat this.. I can't wait to try it.

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    6. I'm with Darlene, I couldn't wait 3 hours. Yum yum

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  2. Yummy, sounds delish..can`t wait to try this!

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  3. This looks so decadent and wonderful. Must try! I have to say, I have made many of your recipes and haven't found one we didn't like. Thank you for what you do!

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  4. I worked at a local Captain D's seafood right our of High School and they had a pie just like this on the menu. I was so Disappointed when they discontinued it. I will definitely be making this very soon.

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  5. Where can I get the German chocolate?

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  6. You can find German Chocolate on the baking aisle in any grocery. It is made by Baker's and will be with the chocolate chips and cocoa and such.

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    1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to make this!

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  7. would this turn out good without the coconut?

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  8. I didnt see where the cake mix went. Would you please explain? Thanks

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  9. There is not any cake mix in this. I think you mistook the German chocolate for cake mix. It's chocolate... baking chocolate, found in the baking aisle.

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    1. I'm glad you explained that thank you

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  10. Would love to make this I would have to leave out the coconut. My daughter is allergic to coconut.

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    1. you do not have to put coconut in

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  11. Furrs cafeteria use to make that,i worked at a furrs cafeteria and it is delicious pie

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  12. I had way too much filling for a deep dish crust. When the baking time was up I was shocked to find alot of the filling had run over the crust and burned so badly it will all be thrown in the trash including the ruined cookie sheet. All the ingredients, oven temp. and baking time correct. I'm not sure if I added the evaporated milk to the chocolate or sugar mixture but can't imagine that caused this catastrophe ! Any suggestions?

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  13. OMG. Just discovered my mistake. Grabbed the container of baking powder thinking it was cornstarch. That explains alot.

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    1. Didn't mean to laugh, sorry. Easy mistake to make.

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  14. I've made this twice now and it's fabulous. The mixture does spill over the regular, store bought pie crust. I think next time I will buy my own pie crust and use a deep dish pie plate of my own. I would definitely put a cookie sheet under though. I also had to cook it a little bit longer but my oven is old. Very good recipe though. :)

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  15. this pie is so delicious ! I doubled it and it made three pies.... and they did not spill over. It will impress your guests.

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  16. Does this work without the coconut?

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  17. My husband doesn't like nuts or coconut, but would love this chocolate pie. Any other suggestions for a topping?

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    1. I would make it into a cream pie by pre baking the crust, adding one egg, (but separating the whites for meringue and use yolks here), adding enough milk to the evap milk to make 3 cups and cook it until it boils and thickens. Make meringue with the whites, brown it, and cool.

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    2. That is a chocolate meringue pie, not a German Chocolate Pie, which are two very different recipes. There is a recipe on this site for a Chocolate Meringue Pie. If your husband doesn't like chocolate or nuts, he isn't going to like anything that is called "German Chocolate' because generally that is what it involves.

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    3. My Mom used to put whipped cream between the layers of her German Chocolate cake so I am certain if you just top the pie with whipped cream, it would be delicious!

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  18. Made this yesterday. Outrageously good. Very rich...will have to invite company next time!

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  19. this is my favorite pie, hands down! My mom always made it so good and so special. I always requested this for my birthday instead of cake. Never liked German chocolate cake but I'd do anything for this pie. :)

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  20. this is the same recipe my parents have used for years and it calls for a 10 inch pie shell.

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  21. Please put one for a plain Chocolate pie from scratch would love to make one. Thank you

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    1. There is a Chocolate Meringue Pie posted on the site already.

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  22. I did this recipe last week and it tasted wonderful. However, it looked as if I had 2 layers in the crust, top layer chocolate, bottom layer color of pecan pie basic mixture. What do you think I did wrong? I wanted it to look like yours--all chocolate. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  23. I would also be interested in a version without the coconut.

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  24. I found this recipe via a Facebook community. They took your picture and posted the entire recipe & didn't give credit (unless "nothing on this page is ours. no infringement intended!" counts...) I had to hunt for your page using Google image search.

    Here's their page in case you want to say something. I don't think they mean to be rude but none of their posts link to anyone's page or give any credit. It's bad internet etiquette if nothing else... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=349813171796618&set=a.360860750691860.1073741832.324732720971330&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash4%2F481924_349813171796618_164809965_n.jpg&size=320%2C213

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  25. Thank you for making me aware of that. I will address it. I appreciate it! :)

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  26. we don't even have German chocolate pie in Germany, i never seen one.

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    1. German chocolate has nothing to do with Germany actually. It is a chocolate named for the man who created it, Sam German. He was a chocolate maker for the Baker's chocolate company here in America.

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  27. What kind of adjustments would need to be made for high altitude cooking?

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    1. I am not an expert on cooking at high altitudes, mainly because I never have had to. You can google the question and get several different articles on it. Here is one site I found: http://homecooking.about.com/od/altitude/High_Altitude_Cooking.htm

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  28. What can I substitute for the evaporated milk. It doesn't agree with me

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    1. You could use half and half or cream. You might need to increase the cornstarch by 1 Tbs. if you do. The evaporated milk has had most of the water removed so it's perfect for pies, because it sets up and doesn't have tendency to run.

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  29. I can't believe all the great recipes that you have. I could cook and bake for months with just the ones i've found so far and i just found your recipes today. Do you by any chance sell them in cookbook form. I would love to have all of them or at least most of them. Thank you for posting such wonderful recipes.

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