German Chocolate Pie Recipe

A favorite cake of many is a German chocolate confection. Turn that cake into a German Chocolate Pie, and you'll have a family favorite for years to come.

November/December 2015

  • It's worth springing for high-quality German chocolate to make this pie taste as decadent as it looks.
    Photo by Fotolia/MartinTurzak

Total Hands-On Time: 1 hr

Preparation Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Yield: 2 pies

Chocolate and pecans in a flaky pie crust make this single-crust German chocolate pie recipe an inspired take on the more traditional German chocolate cake.


• 4 ounces German sweet chocolate
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
• 1-1/2 cups sugar
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1-1/2 cups coconut
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans
• 2 unbaked pie shells


Preheat oven to 375 F.

In saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove from heat; gradually add evaporated milk, beating well. Add sugar, eggs, cornstarch and vanilla; beat well.

Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over bottoms of both pie shells.

Evenly divide chocolate mixture and pour over coconut and pecans. Bake for 30 minutes.

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