German Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
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German Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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"This lovely light-textured pie is simple to whip up ahead of time yet looks and tastes like you fussed," assures Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. A convenient prepared pie crust holds the smooth chocolate filling.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Whipped topping, fresh mint and chocolate dessert decorations, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 305 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, cook the chocolate and milk until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in chocolate mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Freeze until firm. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
  2. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped topping, mint and chocolate dessert decorations if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as German Chocolate Cream Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p62

Sweet White Wine

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

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 30375
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013 Edited Jan. 15, 2015

"Oh, my goodness, what a delicious pie. You just can't beat that German chocolate flavor. It is one of the easiest pies to prepare and an added plus is that it can stay in the freezer for up to 3 months. Not that it will at this house but that is good to know if preparing it in advance for a party. Definitely worth five stars. I highly recommend this recipe as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home."

jpacheco5 User ID: 698768 47364
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I have been making this pie for over 30 years. Instead of using a graham crust I always use a prepared chocolate cookie pie crust. Everyone loves this easy to make pie."

bwenhold3 User ID: 6486442 31628
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Delicious. Im using this for multicultural night at my school."

rajesh.sharma5 User ID: 6362243 36280
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"interesting to make.."

mkschian User ID: 1951874 79453
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"When I made it, I dressed it up a little by spreading an 8 oz tub of whipped topping on top; then sprinkling 1/2 cup toasted coconut and 1/2 cup toasted pecans over the whipped topping. It recieved rave reviews from everone who tasted it, including my husband."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 54054
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This was quick and easy to make - and got rave reviews by my office mates. A restaurant owner said it was one of the best pies he had ever tasted"

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