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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

 Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie
This pie combines the ingredients everyone loves in its classic cake cousin. It's so silky and smooth, you won't be able to put your fork down. —Anna Jones, Coppell, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold lard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in lard until crumbly.

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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds
  • together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to
  • a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry
  • to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry
  • with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans
  • or uncooked rice.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned. Remove foil
  • and weights; bake 6-8 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolates in a large bowl; stir until smooth.
  • Cool slightly. Whisk in milk, egg yolks and vanilla; stir in pecans.
  • Pour into crust. Bake 16-19 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour on a
  • wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and
  • butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve
  • sugar. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks;
  • return all to pan, whisking constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes or until
  • mixture thickens and a thermometer reads 160°, stirring
  • constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10
  • minutes.
  • Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until
  • cold. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 801 calories, 54 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 215 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.