Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie Recipe
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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups 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 McCormick® Pure 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

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.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in lard until crumbly. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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°.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Pour over filling; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until cold. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie in Taste of Home December 2013

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.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"I'm wondering if shakaye926 used the right types of chocolate, in the correct amounts, because I made this recipe last night exactly as written- and it is deliciously decadent. Goes well with a glass of milk! It is a thick pie, as some have stated, but if you like it softer, just don't refrigerate it. If you're expecting this to taste like a german chocolate cake or a pecan pie- you will be disappointed. If you're expecting a new twist on old favorites- it's sure to please. I love it and will be making it a new tradition in our home over the holidays."

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"the bitter chocolate completely overwhelms.. so bitter had my family asking if i left out sugar.. maybe use sweet or bittersweet choc with les german.. i followed recipe completely.. disappointing ."

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I plan to make this for Thanksgiving so I did a dry run over the weekend. This is a very rich, decadent dessert. I cut it into 16 slices (not 8) given how rich it was. This was a delicious treat, can't wait to make it for the holidays."

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"are we sure the nutrition facts are correct 801 calories for 1 slice? etc."

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"I opted to use 6oz semisweet chocolate. My family loved it. definitely adding it to thanksgiving dessert table"

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