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Family-Favorite German Chocolate Pie Recipe

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This chocolate pie has been a holiday tradition in our family for generations, and it's just as popular now as when my grandmother made it years ago!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 471 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine chocolate and butter. Melt over low heat. Remove from the heat and blend in milk; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in melted chocolate; pour into pie shell. Combine coconut and pecans; sprinkle on top of pie.
  3. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as German Chocolate Pie in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p82

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